CLICK HERE to view the Cook Islands Government COVID-19 Official Website Page 

Quarantine-free travel to the Cook Islands is open to all visitors over 16 years old who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

Visitors 16 years and under are not required to be vaccinated to enter the Cook Islands.

As of 1 May 2022, visitors to the Cook Islands are not required to have a RAT or PCR test prior to departure for Rarotonga.

From 1 April 2022 the CookSafe QR card contact tracing system will be going into hibernation. People will thus no longer be required to tag into shops, cafes, restaurants, hotels etc.

Fully vaccinated Australian citizens and permanent residents can enter New Zealand without isolating from 11:59pm 12 April 2022. The Cook Islands entry requirements are harmonized with those of New Zealand, therefore fully vaccinated Australian travellers can travel to the Cook Islands from 11.59pm on 12 April 2022 too! 

Visitors from visa-waiver countries such as the United States, Canada, UK and a number of European countries will be able to arrive to both New Zealand and the Cook Islands from 11.59pm on 1 May 2022.  Others who already hold visas will be able to travel without isolation from 1 May 2022 too.

Our Covid-19 Safety settings adjust in line with the Cook Islands and New Zealand Government Alert Levels, guidelines, and mandates. The Cook Islands Ministry of Health and the New Zealand Ministry of Health coordinate their COVID-19 response.  

All our staff are fully vaccinated.  

In addition, your cooperation with the following additional precautions will be appreciated: 


  • Checking in electronically via mobile phone or iPad 
  • Reviewing your room account electronically 
  • Checking out electronically 


  • Utilizing electronic door locking where available. 


  • Accessing menus via QR codes or digital display units. 
  • Collecting food orders from the kitchen when notified by buzzer. 

If you feel sick, please stay in your room, and immediately contact Reception by dialling 5000. We will organize a Rapid Antigen Test for you and liaise with the Cook Islands Ministry of Health for any necessary medical assistance. 

Requirements for Travel from Rarotonga to Aitutaki

Non-refundable Rates

For those guests that booked on non-refundable rates prior to the border closure on 27 March 2020, regardless of your planned travel dates, we are pleased to offer the following special additional considerations, without penalty or change fee and subject to availability:

  • You can change your dates of travel up until 31 March 2023: or
  • You can transfer your booking to another person.  This name change must be advised in writing to the Resort no later than 30 days prior to intended travel.  

If you have any questions about your current or future booking, please contact us as follows.

The Rarotongan Beach Resort or Sanctuary Rarotonga.


Freephone:  0800-727-686

Telephone:  +(682) 25-800

Aitutaki Lagoon Private Island Resort.


Freephone:  0800-248-882

Telephone:  +(682) 31-200

Kia Manuia

Bob Taylor

General Manager