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Quarantine-free travel

Quarantine-free travel is available between New Zealand and the Cook Islands.

Anyone in New Zealand who meets the eligibility criteria can fly quarantine-free to the Cook Islands without having to go into managed isolation or self-isolation when you arrive.

Currently quarantine-free travel is available on commercial aircraft only. The maritime border remains closed.

Quarantine-free travel between New Zealand and the Cook Islands does not include Australia. You must spend 14 full days in New Zealand before you can continue your journey through to the Cook Islands or Australia.


Quarantine-Free Travel from all Australian states and territories is suspended from 11:59pm, 23 July 2021 (NZT).

Managed return flights will be made available for eligible travellers from 11.59pm 23 July 2021 until Friday 30 July 2021.

QFT with Australia will be fully suspended from 11.59pm on Friday 30 July 2021, with all eligible returnees required to enter MIQ for 14 days if they arrive after this time.

The suspension will continue for 8 weeks from 30 July and be reviewed towards the end of September.

The New Zealand Government has upgraded its travel advice for everyone in New Zealand to not travel to Australia.

More information is available on, or on 0800 537 726.

People calling from Australia will need to call 09 952 1695 or 04 830 3599.

More information on MIQ is at

Cook Islands

Anyone in New Zealand can travel quarantine-free as long as they meet the eligibility criteria and immigration requirements.

Normal immigration rules apply. Information on visa requirements is available at

More information is available on travelling from New Zealand to the Cook Islands or from the Cook Islands to New Zealand.