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You will need to quarantine for 10 days unless you've been fully vaccinated in the UK*, as well as taking a pre-departure test before you arrive in the UK (a Return PCR or Antigen Fit to Fly test), and two PCR tests on return to the UK (Day 2 & Day 8). When you return to the UK, you can take a test on Day 5 (Test to Release) to leave quarantine early.
*If you were fully vaccinated in the UK at least 14 days ago, you do not need to quarantine, but still need to take a pre-departure test before arriving in the UK (a Return PCR or Antigen Fit to Fly test), and one PCR test on return to the UK (Day 2).

Cook Islands, Tokelau and Niue Travel Restrictions

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Who can travel to

Cook Islands, Tokelau and Niue

?

Foreign Nationals, Permanent Residence Holders

Accepted tests for entry

PCR

Test window

72 hours

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Cook Islands, Tokelau and Niue COVID-19 Entry Requirements

Who can travel to

Cook Islands, Tokelau and Niue

?

Foreign Nationals, Permanent Residence Holders

Do children need to be tested?

Test Requirements

PCR

Test window

72 hours

Result format

Print, Digital

Quarantine required and quarantine length

Yes

14 days

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Can You Travel To Cook Islands, Tokelau and Niue?

The borders of the Cook Islands are closed to all persons unless an exemption is provided (in writing) by the Cook Islands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration.
Exemptions detailed on the Cook Islands Travel Advisory comprise Cook Islanders, Permanent Residents of the Cook Islands, Cook Islands work permit holders and Cook Islands resident permit holders. You can find detailed information on how to request an exemption and the conditions for travel on the Cook Islands Travel Advisory.

From 17 May 2021 you can travel between the Cook Islands and New Zealand without having to go into managed isolation or self-isolation when you arrive at your destination. You need to spend 14 full days before your date of departure in either the Cook Islands or New Zealand.

The Cook Islands are currently in phase 'Alert Level 1: Prepare'

  • COVID-19 is not present in the Cook Islands and is controlled in New Zealand with no community transmission
  • Quarantine-free travel (QFT) between NZ and the Cook Islands is permitted, providing travellers have spent a minimum of 14 days in either country before travel
  • Stay home if you’re sick, report flu-like symptoms to TMO
  • Wash and dry hands thoroughly, cough into elbow, don’t touch your face
  • People are encouraged to maintain a record of where they’ve been if they haven’t registered for CookSafe or downloaded the CookSafe+ contact tracing app
  • No restrictions on gatherings, workplaces or services, but organisers are encouraged to maintain records of attendees to enable contact tracing

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Travelling To Cook Islands, Tokelau and Niue FAQs

Advice and answers from the Corona Test Centre Team

What do the three colours of the UK’s ‘Traffic Light System’ for travel mean?

  • Red: You must pay for a 10-day stay in a managed quarantine hotel, as well as taking a pre-departure test (a Fit to Fly test) and two PCR tests upon return to the UK (Day 2 & Day 8).
  • Amber: You will need to quarantine for 10 days, as well as taking a pre-departure test (a Fit to Fly test), and two PCR tests on return to the UK (Day 2 & Day 8). When you return to the UK,  you can take a test on Day 5 (Test to Release) to leave quarantine early.
  • Green: You will not need to quarantine on return, but you must take a pre-departure test (a Fit to Fly test), and a PCR test on return to the UK on Day 2.


How will the government decide which countries go on the green, amber or red lists?

Countries are assigned to the three lists, based on a range of Covid-19 health metrics, which include figures on population vaccination, infection rates and prevalence of variants. The different traffic light colours indicate the risk in each destination and the associated tests and quarantine periods required. Lists are reassessed every three weeks, to account for changes in each country’s COVID-19 situation.

Will I need a PCR Fit to Fly Certificate to travel to

Cook Islands, Tokelau and Niue

?

The PCR test is the gold standard for testing coronavirus and so is recommended for travel to all countries. For Cook Islands, Tokelau and Niue, only PCR Fit to Fly Certificates are accepted.

Will I need an Antigen Fit to Fly Certificate to travel to

Cook Islands, Tokelau and Niue

?

The PCR test is the gold standard for testing coronavirus and so is recommended for travel to all countries. For Cook Islands, Tokelau and Niue, only PCR Fit to Fly Certificates are accepted. You will not be able to use an Antigen Fit to Fly Certificate to enter Cook Islands, Tokelau and Niue but you will be able to use one to return to the UK.

Will I need a Day 2 test or Day 2 and 8 when I return to the UK?

Cook Islands, Tokelau and Niueis currently on the amber list, this means that you will need a Day 2 PCR test and a Day 8 PCR test. You will need to buy this before you travel to the UK and use the reference code on your passenger location form. You will need to quarantine on arrival for 10 days. If you would like the opportunity to leave quarantine early, you can also book a Test to Release test. Please note that the travel restrictions are subject to change at very short notice.

I’m vaccinated, what tests do I need?

Cook Islands, Tokelau and Niue is currently on the amber list, this means that you will need a Day 2 PCR test and a Day 8 PCR test. However, because you have both vaccinations, you can return to the UK and only take a Day 2 PCR test. You will need to buy this before you travel to the UK and use the reference code on your passenger location form. You will not need to quarantine on arrival for 10 days (unless you test positive). Please note that the travel restrictions are subject to change at very short notice.

Can I enter

Cook Islands, Tokelau and Niue

with a double vaccination certificate?

Cook Islands, Tokelau and Niue does not accept vaccination as an entry requirement and so you will need to provide a PCR Fit to Fly Certificate

What happens if I have visited another country before flying back to the UK from

Cook Islands, Tokelau and Niue

?

The government advice for passengers travelling from Cook Islands, Tokelau and Niue is that if you have visited another country in the 10 days before you arrive in the UK that is a higher risk than Cook Islands, Tokelau and Niue, you must follow the travel guidance for the highest risk country you visited.

What else will I need to return to the UK?

For all countries, including Cook Islands, Tokelau and Niue, you will need to take an Antigen Fit to Fly test before departing for the UK. This can be bought at Corona Test Centre’s to take with you on your travels.

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