COVID-19 Data and Statistics

The Cook Islands Government collects and publishes a range of data and statistics
about the Cook Islands' response to COVID-19.

Graph updated weekly. Last updated: May 15, 2022

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

ADVICE TO THE PUBLIC+

The Cook Islands Government have announced that the following changes regarding travel entry requirements are planned to take place:

  • New Zealand government will require from April 8 all travellers into New Zealand to self test on arrival and report the results on days 0 and 3
  • Visiting Australian passport holders allowed entry into the Cook Islands from April 12
  • All other passport holders allowed entry into the Cook Islands from May 1
  • All travellers aged 16 years and under do not need to be vaccinated from May 1
  • Pre-departure testing for international arrivals into the Cook Islands no longer required from May 1

More information will be made available on the Travel Advisory

  • New Ministerial Order for the Pa Enua into effect May 1 2022. For more info: Ministerial Order
  • New Border Entry Requirements Regulations. For more info: Border Entry Requirements
  • New Public Health Regulations. For more info: Public Health Regulations
  • COVID Response for Schools and Families to read more, visit: Ministry of Education FAQs
  • Residents: Follow TMO public notices or call your Public Health Clinic to find out where you can get tested.
  • Visitors: Make contact with the COVID-19 Health and Safety officer for your accommodation.
  • For any COVID-19 related matters, please contact 56180 or 57486. These numbers will be answered 24/7.
  • Remember to mask up, practice physical distancing and keep up those good general hygiene habits.

TESTING & ISOLATING+

  • Testing in Rarotonga will take place at the 5 Public Health Clinics from Monday to Friday, 9am to 3pm.
  • Weekend testing will take place at the Tupapa Primary Care, 9am to 3pm.
  • The Arataki Airport RAT testing station will also be open during Air Rarotonga’s operating hours for a fee of $10.
  • All daily RAT tests conducted at each location/organisation must be recorded using the RAT Testing Summary Form
  • All positive cases that are identified daily must be recorded using the RAT Test Positive Case Form.
  • Reminder: until further notice a new temporary process has been applied by TMO in order to provide support to those who test positive. Visit: Testing, Isolation & Quarantine

INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL+

  • To be eligible to travel, all future visitors must meet specific requirements. For more information visit: Travel & Border Controls
  • From 31 March 2022, all travellers flying to New Zealand MUST complete the New Zealand Traveller Declaration
  • The NZ Traveller Declaration replaces the Nau Mai Ra form
  • Visiting Australian passport holders allowed entry into the Cook Islands from April 12
  • Air New Zealand 'no jab, no fly' policy removed from May 1
  • All other passport holders allowed entry into the Cook Islands from May 1
  • All travellers aged 16 years and under do not need to be vaccinated from May 1
  • All pre-departure RAT or PCR testing requirements removed as of May 1
  • For more info: Travel Advisory

DOMESTIC TRAVEL+

  • Passenger travel to Aitutaki has resumed.
  • All travel restrictions to Aitutaki lifted as of May 1.
  • Pa Enua borders open from May 1. Passengers must complete travel requirements before departure.
  • All passengers to the Pa Enua, including transit passengers from New Zealand, will need to get a supervised Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) at the Arataki Cook Islands testing station at the airport.
  • For more information visit: Pa Enua Travel

GREEN FREEDOM PASSES+

  • Once you have recovered from COVID-19, you are then eligible for a Green Freedom Pass
  • Green Freedom Passes are for those who have recovered from COVID-19 and are therefore no longer considered infectious.
  • Holders of a Green Freedom Pass are not required to quarantine even if their household goes into isolation;
  • however this does not make carriers exempt from adhering to the Public Health Measures.
  • Passes can be obtained from your Community Health Clinic in the Puna

ESSENTIAL WORKERS PASS+

  • Employers of essential workers are able to apply for Essential Workers Passes
  • The Essential Workers Pass is for those in quarantine who are testing negative.
  • The Essential Workers Pass only allows the employee to travel from home to work and vice versa.
  • In Aitutaki, Essential Workers Passes are allocated via the COVID-19 Operations Centre (COC), 08001222
  • For more information visit the Isolation and Quarantine page
  • To apply online CLICK HERE

PUBLIC HEALTH MEASURES+

  • The Public Health Measures under the COVID-19 Safe Framework outline how the Cook Islands will operate.
  • It is important that you are actively aware of these Public Health Measures to keep yourself and others safe.
  • For more info visit: Public Health Measures.

PUBLIC HEALTH CLINICS+

  • These Health Clinics will act as your first point of contact for any medical needs.
  • Ensure that you keep the contact details of your nearest Health Clinic handy and be sure to contact them and seek advice from a Te Marae Ora representative if you are feeling unwell.
  • For more info visit: Public Health Clinics.

Prime Minister's Announcements

Health Advice to the Public

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Its Pfizer
COVID-19 Vaccinations

The Pfizer vaccine is available in the Cook Islands.

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Two doses
Vaccine Doses

You will need to get 2 separate vaccine doses for the best protection. A 3rd booster shot is also recommended.

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Coughing and Sneezing
Coughing and Sneezing

Cover coughs and sneezes with your arm.

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My Vaccine Pass
Proof of Vaccination

Carry your Vaccination Certificate with you.

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Self Quarantine
Self Quarantine

Stay home if you have a fever, cough, difficulty breathing, or sore throat.

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Cooperate with Authorites
Cooperate with Authorities

Please adhere to public health measures and messages.

COVID-19 Act, Regulations & Ministerial Orders

Parliament has passed the following Acts:

COVID-19 Regulations:

Ministerial Orders & Executive Council Orders:

Category Quarantine Orders (Section 12 of the COVID-19 ACT 2020):

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