Cook Islands Tourism advises that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Immigration have reviewed and
amended their policy for Passport Validity to the Cook Islands.
Director for Immigration, Mr Kave Ringi issued the amendment that all New Zealand (NZ) and Australian passport holders may also travel to the Cook Islands without
seeking authority from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration provided their passports are valid
for at least seven days beyond their intended period of stay in the Cook Islands.
All other passport holders that are valid for less than six (6) months beyond the intended period of stay in
the Cook Islands must seek authority to travel to the Cook Islands from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs &
Immigration in Rarotonga.
Cook Islands Tourism Acting NZ manager Kelly Hansen says “We are very pleased with the amendment as
this should make future bookings and travel to the Cook Islands hassle free.
We have a close association
with New Zealand and Australia especially with New Zealand being such an important market for us so
the fact that they only have to have their passports valid for the duration of their stay is fantastic.”