New travel lane with New Zealand, from mid-January

New travel lane with New Zealand, from mid-January

The Cook Islands is preparing to reopen a safe travel bubble with New Zealand: According to the government of the Pacific archipelago, fully vaccinated New Zealand citizens, without quarantine, will be accepted into the travel corridor, starting January 14, 2022. 12 will not be accepted unless they are vaccinated. Travelers will need to be tested for Covid-19 before departure, but no further tests will be required upon arrival in the Cook Islands.

New Zealand travelers who wish to travel from the main island of Rarotonga to Aitutaki will need a negative antigen test result.

“We only opened our doors for three months, from May to August of this year, until the current delta outbreak in New Zealand made it necessary to close the borders – remembers Graeme West, Director General of Cook Islands Tourism -. Now, we are pleased to be able to once again be able to Welcoming fully vaccinated visitors from New Zealand.” More details about the travel policy between the two countries will be published on the Cook Islands’ official website in the coming weeks.

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