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Cook Islands Travel Restrictions

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Most visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter the Cook Islands.

Cook Islands entry details and exceptions

The travel restrictions do not apply to Cook Islanders. Permanent Residents of the Cook Islands. Cook Islands work permit holders. And Cook Islands resident permit holders. Travelers who have been in New Zealand for 14 days before their travel are allowed to enter the Cook Islands by air under the New Zealand-Cook Islands travel bubble. Non-citizens and non-residents of New Zealand must ensure they are legally able to return to New Zealand.


Outgoing travel to the Cook IslandsTravelling from South Africa to the Cook Islands

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from South Africa are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering the Cook Islands.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from South Africa are not required to quarantine after entering the Cook Islands.

Documents
Online Contact Form

Travelers are required to complete the online contact form no more than 72 hours before departure.

Travel Authorization

Travelers are required to request permission to travel to the Cook Islands from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration. They should email their request to: immigration2@cookislands.gov.ck. <p>Travelers who do not have a Cook Islands stamp or a permit issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration will be required to complete a Medical Immigration form before departure.</>


Return travelReturning to South Africa from the Cook Islands

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from the Cook Islands must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to South Africa.

Details and exceptions
traveler with no proof of a negative COVID-19 test result will be required to do an antigen test on arrival at his or her own cost and if positive for COVID-19, he or she will be required to isolate at their own cost, for a period of 10 days.
Children under the age of 5 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from the Cook Islands are not required to quarantine upon entering South Africa.

Details and exceptions
Travelers who display any COVID-19–related symptoms must be tested on arrival. In the event that the result of the COVID-19 test is positive, they will be required to quarantine for 10 days. The cost of testing and quarantine will be on the travelers' expense.
Documents
Health Declaration Form

Must be completed in 48 hours prior to arrival in South Africa.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for the Cook Islands

Masks:Recommended in public spaces.

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