Cook Islands travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Cook Islands with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for the Cook Islands.

Cook Islands travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to the Cook Islands with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Cook Islands - quick facts
Time difference UK -10 hours
Language(s) English, Maori
Currency Cook Islands Dollar, New Zealand Dollar
Electricity I plug (240V)
Driving side Left

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Cook Islands weather

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The Cook Islands weather guide shows long term monthly averages for Avarua.

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Cook Islands travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting the Cook Islands from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around the Cook Islands.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Cook Islands travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to the Cook Islands with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in the Cook Islands, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Cook Islands covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in the Cook Islands with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Cook Islands FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to the Cook Islands including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to the Cook Islands due to Covid-19?

Cook Islands is open for tourism from the UK.

Entry is only possible from New Zealand and Tahiti.

Check out Ministry of Health, Cook Islands for more information.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from the Cook Islands?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from the Cook Islands. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the time difference between the Cook Islands and the UK?

The time difference between the Cook Islands and the UK is UK time-10 hours.

What is the main language spoken in the Cook Islands?

The main languages spoken in the Cook Islands are English and Maori.

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What is the currency in the Cook Islands?

The currency in the Cook Islands is the Cook Islands Dollar (CKD) and the New Zealand Dollar (NZD).

Which plugs are used in the Cook Islands?

Cook Islands uses electrical plug type I (240 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in the Cook Islands?

They drive on the left side of the road in the Cook Islands.

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