Passport and visa regulations
|Passport required||visa required||Return ticket required|
|Other EU countries||Yes||1||Yes|
Generally required, must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the stay.
 Tourists and business travelers (for attending business meetings, conferences and exhibitions; not taking up work) do not require prior entry authorization for stays of up to 31 days (tourists) or 30 days (business travellers), but can obtain a free visa at the airport. The following documents are required for this: (a) Confirmed return/onward flight tickets. (b) Sufficient funds for the duration of the stay. (c) Proof of Accommodation. (d) Passport valid for at least 6 months beyond the stay. Visitors who do not meet the above requirements will need an entry visa, which should be obtained from Cook Islands Immigration Services prior to departure (see contact details below). Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration (MFAI)). Tourists wishing to stay longer than 31 days in the Cook Islands must apply for an extension to the immigration authorities 14 days before the end of the stay. The tourist stay can be extended by a maximum of 6 additional months for a fee.
Tourists and business travelers staying in the Cook Islands for a maximum of 31 and 30 days respectively can enter the country without a visa.
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Pre-entry inquiries to the Principal Immigration Officer, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration, PO Box 105, Rarotonga. Tel: (00 682) 293 47. (Email: [email protected])
Legally Required Registration
The Federal Foreign Office advises German travelers traveling to the Cook Islands to register online for a crisis prevention list.
Documents required upon entry
International health insurance recommended. Visitors must pay for all medical costs incurred in the event of illness.
Entry with children
German: Machine-readable children’s passport with photograph or your own passport. Austrians: Own passport. Swiss: Own passport. Turks: Own passport. Note: The same visa requirements apply to children as to their parents. Since June 27, 2012, children need their own travel document (passport / children’s passport) for trips abroad (also within the EU). Entries of children in the parental passport are no longer possible. Attention: Minors who have a different surname than the accompanying parent should prove the relationship with an appropriate document (e.g. a birth certificate).