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Last verified: Thursday, 9. April 2020 at 07:42 AM

Cook Islands Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Please reconsider your need to travel to Cook Islands

Local Situation: 4.5 / 5

Please reconsider your need to travel to Cook Islands. We detected travel advisories from 2 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 4.5 / 5

This country shares no land border with any other country. Thus, the region score is identical to the country risk rating.

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Cook Islands

There are currently no officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Cook Islands. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently no officially reported deaths related to this disease in Cook Islands.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for Cook Islands

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Cook Islands.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Cook Islands from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 4.5 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/cook-islands

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Australia

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The Cook Islands has implemented entry measures in response to COVID-19. If you travelled from or transited through China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Cambodia, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand or Vietnam within the 14 days of travel to the Cook Islands you will be denied entry. For updates go to the Cook ...

Source: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/pacific/cook-islands

Individual rating changes for Cook Islands

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Cook Islands. Most recent events first.

Changes from March 22nd 2020

The total rating for Cook Islands changed from 5.0 to 4.5. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Cook Islands with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for Cook Islands changed from 4.0 to 5.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for Cook Islands to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 16th 2020

The total rating for Cook Islands changed from 0.0 to 4.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government issued a new warning for Cook Islands with a rating of 4.0.

About Cook Islands

Cook Islands with its capital Avarua is a country in Oceania (Polynesia), 1.3 times the size of Washington, DC (240 km²). The country is located Oceania, group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean, about half way between Hawaii and New Zealand. The climate can be described as tropical oceanic; moderated by trade winds; a dry season from April to November and a more humid season from December to March. The landscape is low coral atolls in north; volcanic, hilly islands in south. With a population of less than a million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Avarua
Population less than one million
Size 240 km²
Size comparable to 1.3 times the size of Washington, DC
Common languages English, Maori
Currency Dollar (short: NZD)
Common voltage (electricity) 240V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900
International phone prefix +682
Internet Top Level Domain .ck
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 CK
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 COK
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 184

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Cook Islands is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • environmental degradation due to unregulated building
  • limited land presents solid and liquid waste disposal problems

Natural hazzards

  • tropical cyclones (November to March)

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Cook Islands. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. clothing
  2. fishing
  3. fruit processing
  4. handicrafts
  5. tourism

Agriculture products

  1. bananas
  2. beans
  3. citrus
  4. coffee
  5. copra
  6. pawpaws
  7. pigs
  8. pineapples
  9. poultry
  10. taro

Cook Islander Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Cook Islands.

Export products

  1. canned citrus fruit
  2. clothing
  3. coffee
  4. copra
  5. fish
  6. fresh
  7. papayas
  8. pearl shells
  9. pearls

Import products

  1. capital goods
  2. foodstuffs
  3. fuels
  4. textiles
  5. timber

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Cook Islands?

Cook Islands is currently rated at 4,5 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 2 official sources. Please reconsider your need to travel to Cook Islands.

Is it safe to travel Cook Islands in 2020?

The score is rather high (4,5) and you should avoid all non-essential travel to Cook Islands. Maybe pick another location.

How many travel advisories do you know for Cook Islands?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 2 individual sources for Cook Islands.

What is the current Corona virus situation in Cook Islands?

There are currently no officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Cook Islands. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently no officially reported deaths related to this disease in Cook Islands.

What is the size of Cook Islands?

Cook Islands has a size of 240 km² or 93 mi² which is 1.3 times the size of Washington, DC.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.