Official advice for New Zealanders living and travelling overseas

Do not travel overseas at this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic, associated health risks and widespread travel restrictions. This do not travel advisory (level 4 of 4) applies to all overseas destinations except Australia....Read more

Do not travel overseas at this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic, associated health risks and widespread travel restrictions. This do not travel advisory (level 4 of 4) applies to all overseas destinations except Australia....Read more

Exercise increased caution in Australia (level 2 of 4). Quarantine-free travel is now available between Australia and New Zealand. Detailed information can be found on the Unite Against COVID-19 website....Read more

Exercise increased caution in Australia (level 2 of 4). Quarantine-free travel is now available between Australia and New Zealand. Detailed information can be found on the Unite Against COVID-19 website....Read more

  • Reviewed: 26 January 2021, 14:40 NZDT
  • Still current at: 13 May 2021

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COVID-19

We currently advise that all New Zealanders do not travel overseas at this time due to the outbreak of COVID-19, associated health risks and widespread travel restrictions.

The global situation remains complex and rapidly changing. International travel can be complicated with fewer international flights available and disruptions to transit routes and hubs. Any destination could experience a sudden increase in cases of COVID-19 and a heightened risk to travellers of contracting the virus. Strict health measures and movement restrictions could be imposed suddenly. Should you decide to travel despite our advice, be prepared to remain overseas longer than you intended. You should also be aware that your travel insurance may not cover travel disruption or medical expenses.

Managed Isolation and Quarantine in New Zealand
All travellers to New Zealand must undertake 14 days of government-provided managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ). Detailed information about MIQ requirements in New Zealand can be found at www.miq.govt.nz.

Pre-departure testing requirements for travellers to New Zealand
All travellers to New Zealand (excluding those from Antarctica, Australia and most Pacific Islands) must show evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result before departure. Detailed information about pre-departure testing requirements can be found on the Unite Against Covid-19 website here.

We recognise that some New Zealanders do continue to live and travel overseas. We continue to provide destination-specific advice about other safety and security risks below.

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Cook Islands

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is not issuing a specific travel advisory for Cook Islands at this time.

New Zealanders travelling or living in Cook Islands should have comprehensive medical and travel insurance policies in place that include provision for medical evacuation by air.

New Zealanders travelling or living in Cook Islands are encouraged to register their details with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

 

Travel tips


The New Zealand High Commission Rarotonga, Cook Islands

Street Address 1st floor, Philatelic Bureau Building, Takuvaine Road, Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands Postal Address PO Box 21, Rarotonga, Cook Islands Telephone +682 22 201 Fax +682 21 241 Email nzhcraro@gmail.com Web Site https://www.mfat.govt.nz/cook-islands Hours Mon - Fri 0800 - 1600 hrs

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New Zealand High Commission Cook Islands

Street Address
1st floor, Philatelic Bureau Building, Takuvaine Road, Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands

Telephone: +682 22 201

Fax: +682 21 241

Email: nzhcraro@gmail.com

Website: https://www.mfat.govt.nz/cook-islands

Hours: Mon - Fri 0800 - 1600 hrs

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