Latest Updates

Date Media Release Source
13 May 2022 Ministerial Order: Contact Sports, Face Coverings, Indoor & Outdoor Gatherings OPM
11 May 2022 PM Announcement: COVID-19 Update - 11th May 2022 OPM
1 May 2022 Ministerial Order - Pa Enua OPM
29 Apr 2022 COVID-19 Update for 29 April 2022 TMO
27 Apr 2022 Ministerial Order - Public Health Measures OPM
26 Apr 2022 Ministerial Order - Pa Enua Travel OPM
24 Apr 2022 PM Statement: First COVID-19 Death, 23 April 2022 OPM
22 Apr 2022 PM Announcement: COVID-19 Update, 22 April 2022 OPM
19 Apr 2022 TMO Update: COVID-19 Cases and Vaccination TMO
15 Apr 2022 Ministerial Order - Indoor & Outdoor Events and Social Gatherings on Rarotonga, and Aitutaki, and Contact Sports
15 Apr 2022 Ministerial Order - Pa Enua Travel OPM
14 Apr 2022 PM Announcement: COVID-19 Update, 14 April 2022 OPM
13 Apr 2022 TMO Update: COVID-19 cases, Vaccincation and Pa Enua TMO
12 Apr 2022 TMO COVID-19 Update: Vaccination and Pa Enua Travel TMO
11 Apr 2022 Vaccination for 16 and 17 year olds: Booster Shot TMO
9 Apr 2022 New Zealand Border Changes Update
8 Apr 2022 PM Announcement: COVID-19 Update, 8 April 2022 OPM
5 Apr 2022 Temporary Changes to Public Health Assistance TMO
1 Apr 2022 PM Announcement: COVID-19 Update, 1 April 2022 OPM
31 Mar 2022 Ministerial Order - Indoor & Outdoor Events and Social Gatherings, Contact Sports, Pa Enua Travel OPM
25 Mar 2022 PM Announcement: COVID-19 Policy Update, 25 March 2022 OPM
21 Mar 2022 PM Announcement: COVID-19 Update, 21st March 2022 OPM
18 Mar 2022 COVID-19 (Air Border) Regulations 2022 TMO
18 Mar 2022 Ministerial Order - Indoor & Outdoor Events and Social Gatherings, Contact Sports, Pa Enua Travel OPM
17 Mar 2022 PM Announcement: COVID-19 Update, 17 March 2022 OPM
15 Mar 2022 PM Announcement: COVID-19 Update, 15 March 2022 OPM
10 Mar 2022 Ministerial Order - Indoor and Outdoor Events, Contact Sports and Pa Enua Travel OPM
10 Mar 2022 PM Announcement: COVID-19 Update, 10th March 2022 OPM
7 Mar 2022 PM Announcement: COVID-19 Update, 7th March 2022
6 Mar 2022 Ministerial Order - Indoor and Outdoor Events and Social Gatherings OPM
5 Mar 2022 PM Announcement: COVID-19 Update, 5th March 2022 OPM
4 Mar 2022 PM Announcement: COVID-19 Update, 4 March 2022 OPM
3 Mar 2022 PM Announcement: COVID-19 Update, 3 March 2022 OPM
2 Mar 2022 Ministerial Order - Indoor & Outdoor Events and Social Gatherings, Contact Sports, Pa Enua Travel OPM
2 Mar 2022 PM Announcement: COVID-19 Update, 2 March 2022 OPM
1 Mar 2022 COVID-19 (Air Border Entry Requirements) Amendment Regulations (No2) 2022 TMO
28 Feb 2022 Ministerial Order - Pa Enua Travel OPM
28 Feb 2022 COVID-19 Upate: 28 February 2022 OPM
27 Feb 2022 Ministerial Order - School Closure OPM
27 Feb 2022 COVID-19 Upate: 27 February 2022 TMO
25 Feb 2022 COVID-19 Update: 25 February 2022 TMO
25 Feb 2022 PM Announcement: COVID-19 Situation Update, First COVID-19 Community Case OPM
25 Feb 2022 Ministerial Order - Pa Enua Travel OPM
23 Feb 2022 COVID-19 Upate: 23 February 2022 TMO
22 Feb 2022 COVID-19 UPDATE: Cases 5 and 6, 2pm OPM
21 Feb 2022 COVID-19 Update: Situational Update, 2pm OPM
19 Feb 2022 COVID-19 Update: Testing and Vaccinations, 8:30pm TMO
18 Feb 2022 Ministerial Order - Travel to specified Pa Enua restricted OPM
18 Feb 2022 COVID-19 UPDATE: Pa Enua Travel and Case 4, 8pm TMO
18 Feb 2022 Locations of Interest 18 Feb 9:30am TMO
18 Feb 2022 PM Announcement: COVID-19 Situation Update, Case 4 - 10am OPM
17 Feb 2022 COVID-19 UPDATE: Forth COVID-19 Case Confirmed, 7:30pm TMO
16 Feb 2022 COVID-19 Update: Testing, Results and Vaccinations, 5PM TMO
16 Feb 2022 COVID-19 Update: Close Contacts of Original Case test Positive, 9:45AM OPM
16 Feb 2022 COVID-19 UPDATE 15 February 2022 (CKT) – 7pm TMO
15 Feb 2022 Prime Minister's Address to the Nation: COVID-19 Testing Results OPM
15 Feb 2022 COVID-19 Update: Testing and Locations of Interest TMO
13 Feb 2022 Ministerial Order - Pa Enua Travel OPM
13 Feb 2022 Statement to the Nation - Confirmed COVID-19 Case OPM
12 Feb 2022 Update: Testing, Contact Tracing, Locations of Interest, Public Health Measures TMO
12 Feb 2022 Stay Calm and take Precautions OPM
7 Feb 2022 Paediatric Vaccination Rollout Update TMO
4 Feb 2022 Vaccination Roll-out update TMO
1 Feb 2022 Safe Reopening of Schools MOE
1 Feb 2022 Aitutaki Vaccinations for 5-11 years-old TMO
1 Feb 2022 Inbound Travellers Since 13 January and Air New Zealand’s Travel Policy TMO
1 Feb 2022 Ministerial Order - Specified Educational Institutions in Aitutaki to be closed temporarily TMO
31 Jan 2022 Travel Advisory as at 31 January 2022 - Updated MFAI
28 Jan 2022 Vaccination Rollout Continues TMO
28 Jan 2022 Travel Advisory as at 31 January 2022 MFAI
28 Jan 2022 COVID-19 (Public Health measures) Amendment Regulations (No2) 2022 TMO
28 Jan 2022 COVID-19 (Air Border Entry Requirements) Amendment Regulations 2022 TMO
26 Jan 2022 Te Marae Ora Update 26 January - Vaccination Rollout Continues, Rarotonga TMO
25 Jan 2022 Prime Minister Address to the Nation 25 January 2022 OPM
25 Jan 2022 Ministerial Order - New Public Health Measures TMO
25 Jan 2022 Ministerial Order - Specified Educational Institutions to be closed temporarily Updated 25 Jan 2022 MOE
24 Jan 2022 Ministerial Order - Specified Educational Institutions to be closed temporarily TMO
23 Jan 2022 Cook Islands COVID-19 Safe Framework - Added Measure OPM
18 Jan 2022 Te Marae Ora Update - Advice when travelling to the Pa Enua/ Domestic Travel - 18 January 2022 TMO
17 Jan 2022 Te Marae Ora Update: COVID-19 Testing TMO
14 Jan 2022 COVID Vaccination Certificates - Cook Islands & New Zealand TMO
14 Jan 2022 Advice when travelling to the Pa Enua / Domestic Travel TMO
13 Jan 2022 Accessing Hospital Health Services TMO
8 Jan 2022 Media Release - Preparing for Border Opening Updated New Health Clinic Structure 7 Jan 2022 TMO
8 Jan 2022 Media Release - Free Vaccinations Certificates, 7 January 2022 TMO
7 Jan 2022 COVID19 Regulation 2021 - Public Health Measures TMO
7 Jan 2022 COVID19 Regulation 2021 - Air Border Entry Requirements MFAI
7 Jan 2022 Media Release - PM Update re Border Opening OPM
1 Jan 2022 Media Release - Preparing for Border Opening Public Health Measures TMO
1 Jan 2022 Media Release - Preparing for Border Opening: New Health Clinics TMO
23 Dec 2021 Advice for Travellers Heading to New Zealand TMO
20 Dec 2021 Te Marae Ora Update: Vaccinations, Tupapa Primary Care Clinic and Puna Clinics TMO
16 Dec 2021 Prime Ministers Update on Border opening OPM
9 Dec 2021 Roll-out for third dose set for next week TMO
5 Dec 2021 COVID-19 Case Update: Nagative test returned TMO
4 Dec 2021 Prime Minister's Speech in Parliament 3 Dec 2021 PARLIAMENTARY SERVICES
3 Dec 2021 COVID-19 Case picked up at MIQ OPM
1 Dec 2021 MIQ Cost Recovery MFAI
1 Dec 2021 4th Cohort Managed Returns MFAI
30 Nov 2021 Weekend Vaccinations and Booster Update TMO
17 Nov 2021 Operation Turou Part 3 TMO
12 Nov 2021 MFAI Press Release 12 November - Managed Returns Update MFAI
12 Nov 2021 Preparing for Digital Covid Certificates TMO
8 Nov 2021 Extension of Business Support through to the end of January MFEM
7 Nov 2021 TMO to host Information Meetings on new Border Settings and Mitigation Strategy for Cook Islands TMO
7 Nov 2021 Managed Returns Process Begins MFAI
4 Nov 2021 Cook Islands borders to reopen on 13 January 2022 BET
31 Oct 2021 Vaccination Roll-Out for 12-15 Year Old’s Concludes in Rarotonga TMO
29 Oct 2021 Update 29 October 2021: Youth vaccinations TMO
25 Oct 2021 Update: Youth vaccinations TMO
20 Oct 2021 Update 7: Operation Turou: Managed Return of Stranded Cook Islanders and Cook Islands Residents TMO
19 Oct 2021 EXTENSION OF WAGE SUBSIDY AND SOLE TRADER GRANTS FOR NOVEMBER OPM
15 Oct 2021 Update 6: Operation Turou: Managed Return of Stranded Cook Islanders and Cook Islands Residents TMO
14 Oct 2021 Update 5: Operation Turou Managed Return of Stranded Cook Islanders and Cook Islands Residents TMO
12 Oct 2021 Vaccination Roll-Out for 12-15 Year Old’s Moves to Pa Enua TMO
12 Oct 2021 Update 4: Operation Turou: Managed Return of Stranded Cook Islanders and Cook Islands Residents TMO
11 Oct 2021 Update 3: Operation Turou: Managed Return of Stranded Cook Islanders and Cook Islands Residents TMO
7 Oct 2021 Managed Return of Stranded Cook Islanders TMO
5 Oct 2021 Te Marae Ora - Operation Turou TMO
5 Oct 2021 Cabinet Approves Fiscal Path OPM
1 Oct 2021 Significant progress made on all fronts of COVID-19 planning BET
1 Oct 2021 Vaccination roll-out for 12-15 year old's TMO
28 Sep 2021 Travel Advisory as at 28 September 2021 MFAI
28 Sep 2021 Border restrictions to the Cook Islands extended BET
27 Sep 2021 Consultation Meetings for 12-15-Year-Olds and their Parents - updated 27 Sept TMO
26 Sep 2021 Te Marae Ora to host Consultations Meetings for 12-15-Year-Olds and their Parents/Guardians TMO
25 Sep 2021 Repatriation flights confirmed for stranded Cook Islanders in NZ BET
21 Sep 2021 Extension of Business Support Measures - October 2021 MFEM
15 Sep 2021 COVID-19 vaccine soon to be available for 12 - 15 year olds OPM
14 Sep 2021 FAQ Sheet for Managed Returns from New Zealand MFAI
14 Sep 2021 Managed Returns from New Zealand MFAI
13 Sep 2021 Prime Minister Announcement, 13 September 2021 BET
30 Aug 2021 Alert Level 2 extended and financial support announced BET
30 Aug 2021 Media Release (COVID-19 Results and Flights) no.10 TMO
29 Aug 2021 Media Release (COVID-19 Results and Flights) no.9 TMO
27 Aug 2021 Wage Subsidy and Sole Trader Grants to be Reinstated OPM
25 Aug 2021 Massive Surge In CookSafe Tag-In Numbers CICOC
25 Aug 2021 Influenza Vaccination Programme Underway TMO
25 Aug 2021 Media Release (COVID-19 Results and Flights) no.8 TMO
24 Aug 2021 Media Release (COVID-19 Results and Flights) no.7 TMO
23 Aug 2021 Vaccination Programme complete TMO
23 Aug 2021 Media Release (COVID-19 Results and Flights) no.6 TMO
23 Aug 2021 MoE Alert Level 2 media statement MOE
23 Aug 2021 PM Announcement Alert Level 2 REMAINS BET
21 Aug 2021 Media Release - TMO Update 21 August 2021 TMO
20 Aug 2021 BET Press Release - 5:30pm, Friday 20th August 2021 BET
20 Aug 2021 Updated Testing (COVID-19 Results and Flights) no.5 TMO
19 Aug 2021 Social Gatherings Update TMO
19 Aug 2021 Media Release (COVID-19 Results and Flights) no.4 TMO
19 Aug 2021 Ministerial Order (Pa Enua Travel & Gatherings) - Dated: 19 August 2021 TMO
19 Aug 2021 Media Release (COVID-19 Results and Flights) no.3 TMO
18 Aug 2021 Travel Advisory as at 18 August 2021 MFAI
18 Aug 2021 Contact Tracing Process TMO
18 Aug 2021 Media Release (COVID-19 Results and Flights) no.2 TMO
18 Aug 2021 Prime Ministers Statement: Alert level 2 extended OPM
18 Aug 2021 How to get your COVID-19 test results. Update no.1 TMO
17 Aug 2021 Media Release (COVID-19 Results and Flights) TMO
17 Aug 2021 Ministerial Order - Pa Enua Travel and Gatherings (17 Aug 2021) TMO
17 Aug 2021 TMO Contact Tracing Protocols Activated no.2 TMO
17 Aug 2021 TMO Contact Tracing Protocols Activated no.1 TMO
16 Aug 2021 Travel Advisory as at 16 August 2021 MFAI
16 Aug 2021 COOK ISLANDS PRIME MINISTER ANNOUNCES NATION WIDE ALERT LEVEL CHANGE BET
16 Aug 2021 Statement from Border Easement Taskforce (BET) regarding new COVID-19 travel criteria BET
24 Jun 2021 Disrupted passengers and visitors TMO
23 Jun 2021 BET Press Release - 2.15pm, Wednesday 23 June 2021 MFAI
14 Jun 2021 Vaccination a requirement for some international travelers TMO
5 Jun 2021 Historical COVID-19 case detected TMO
18 May 2021 Public Vaccination Information Evenings TMO
17 May 2021 COVID-19 Vaccination Process OPM
17 May 2021 Two-way Quarantine-Free Travel Begins OPM
15 May 2021 Rarotonga Puna Vaccination Update, 15 May TMO
13 May 2021 Travel Advisory as at 13 May 2021 MFAI
12 May 2021 Vaccination Process and Rollout, 12 May TMO
12 May 2021 COVID-19 vaccination roll-out will commence from Thursday 18th May 2021 OPM
10 May 2021 COVID-19 Vaccination Information Sheet TMO
5 May 2021 COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Update, 5 May TMO
2 May 2021 JOINT PRESS RELEASE: New Zealand Cook Islands travel bubble significant step in COVID-19 recovery OPM
27 Apr 2021 Cook Islands COVID-19 Alert Level System Strengthened OPM
21 Apr 2021 Infected Auckland Airport Worker TMO
21 Apr 2021 NZ contributes $20 million towards COVID-19 Economic Response Plan (ERP) MFEM
26 Mar 2021 New Public Health Specialist Appointed TMO
22 Mar 2021 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Laboratory Update TMO
9 Mar 2021 Prime Minister News Column - 1 OPM
6 Mar 2021 Vaccine Consultation Meetings on Rarotonga TMO
5 Mar 2021 Quarantine-Free Travel 2.0 (QFT) Factsheet OPM
5 Mar 2021 Cabinet Decision re Incoming Flights OPM
5 Mar 2021 Travel Advisory as at 5 March 2021 MFAI
2 Mar 2021 Meitaki Maata Rarotonga TMO
1 Mar 2021 Notice of Travel Advisory as at 1 March 2021 MFAI
1 Mar 2021 Cook Islands Cabinet Decision re Friday’s Flight OPM
28 Feb 2021 Updated Reaction to Auckland's changing levels TMO
27 Feb 2021 Travel Advisory as at 27 February 2021 MFAI
27 Feb 2021 No incomming passengers this Tuesday OPM
27 Feb 2021 Reaction to Auckland's changing levels TMO
24 Feb 2021 Amended Travel Advisory 24 February 2021.pdf MFAI
22 Feb 2021 Amended Travel Advisory 21 February 2021 MFAI
21 Feb 2021 Cook Islands Cabinet Decision re Tuesday’s Flight OPM
17 Feb 2021 Cook Islands Cabinet Decision re Friday's Flight OPM
15 Feb 2021 Cook Islands Cabinet makes call on tomorrow’s flight from Auckland TMO
15 Feb 2021 Notice of amended Travel advisory as at 15th February 2021 MFAI
14 Feb 2021 Update re Auckland Community Cases 14 February 2021 TMO
31 Jan 2021 Supervised Quarantine to end this evening 31 January 2021 TMO
28 Jan 2021 Flight arriving Friday 29 January to be placed in supervised quarantine TMO
28 Jan 2021 MFAI encourage Cook Islanders to obtain Cook Islands status stamp MFAI
27 Jan 2021 Cook Islands Cabinet Decision re Friday's Flight OPM
25 Jan 2021 Travel Advisory 25 Jan 2021 MFAI
25 Jan 2021 Cook Islands Cabinet makes call on next incoming flight OPM
24 Jan 2021 Reaction to community case in Northland OPM
22 Jan 2021 Critical Health Infrastructure Upgrades HEALTH
19 Jan 2021 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Laboratory Update 19 January 2021 TMO
14 Jan 2021 Quarantine-free travel from the Cook Islands to New Zealand to resume as from 20 January 2021 OPM
14 Jan 2021 Amended Travel Advisory dated 14 January 2021 MFAI
11 Dec 2020 Cook Islands & New Zealand agree next steps towards quarantine-Free Travel OPM
11 Dec 2020 Next steps towards Quarantine-Free Travel between the Cook Islands & New Zealand OPM
20 Nov 2020 New Community Case in Wellington OPM
19 Nov 2020 PM Brown setting the record straight OPM
12 Nov 2020 ERP Phase II Update MFEM
8 Nov 2020 New Zealand Cook Islands Quarantine Free Travel Talks Ongoing OPM
7 Nov 2020 Strengthening Our Preparedness and Response Plans and Maintaining Vigilance TMO
30 Aug 2020 Continuation of air border closure for inward passengers. Exemptions apply. OPM
25 Aug 2020 Cabinet extends temporary air border closure for inward travel OPM
13 Aug 2020 COOK ISLANDS TEMPORARY AIR BORDER CLOSURE FOR INWARDS TRAVEL OPM
11 Aug 2020 Time to be alert, vigilant and play safe OPM
11 Aug 2020 Update on Cook Islands and New Zealand Quarantine-free Travel Sunday 9th August, CI Time OPM
16 Jul 2020 The Cook Islands Promise: Safeguarding our Island Communities and our Visitors OPM
3 Jun 2020 Cook Islands borders to open from 19 June OPM
17 May 2020 Hon. Henry Puna - Address to the Nation OPM
14 May 2020 Cook Islanders for the Return Home - Cohort 2 OPM
10 May 2020 PM Address to the Nation Sunday 10 May 2020 - ENGLISH OPM
10 May 2020 PM Address to the Nation Sunday 10 May 2020 - COOK ISLANDS MAORI OPM
30 Apr 2020 Official Statement - COVID-19 Amendment Bill Passed OPM
29 Apr 2020 Speech Notes - Deputy Prime Minister's Address to the Nation OPM
18 Apr 2020 Living in a COVID-19 free country OPM
16 Apr 2020 Cook Islands declared a "COVID-19 Free Zone" OPM
9 Apr 2020 Official Statement: The Cook Islands and Covid-19 - A Comprehensive Response OPM
1 Apr 2020 Stimulus package designed to kick-start our comeback says Minister of Finance OPM
1 Apr 2020 Stimulus, solutions, support: Minister of Finance talks about the country's economic fightback OPM
31 Mar 2020 PrMinister: The Cook Islands continues to have zero COVID-19 confirmed cases OPM
27 Mar 2020 PMs Address 27 March 2020 OPM
26 Mar 2020 Release post PMs Address 26 March, 2020 OPM
24 Mar 2020 Code Yellow - PM's Release post his address to the nation this evening OPM
24 Mar 2020 Prime Ministers Announcement Tuesday 24 March OPM