Cook Islands Entry Requirements

Cook Islands Entry Requirements

Passport and visa regulations


Passport required visa required Return ticket required
Other EU countries Yes 1 Yes
Switzerland Yes 1 Yes
Turkey Yes 1 Yes
Austria Yes 1 Yes
Germany Yes 1 Yes

Passport information

Generally required, must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the stay.

Visa information

[1] 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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Temporary Residence

Pre-entry inquiries to the Principal Immigration Officer, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration, PO Box 105, Rarotonga. Tel: (00 682) 293 47. (Email:

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).

Cook Islands Entry Requirements