Cook Islander visa for New Zealand citizens

A visa is NOT required for New Zealand passport holders visiting Cook Islands for a short-term stay: Visa-free entry (90 days).

Visa requirements:

Visa type Purposes Visa requirements Allowed stay
Tourist visa For New Zealand citizens to enter Cook Islands for a short-term tourism purpose. Not required Visa-free entry (90 days)
Evisa Cook Islands e-visa for New Zealand citizens Not Available
Visa on arrival Cook Islands visa on arrival for New Zealand citizens Not Available

Cook Islands tourist visa requirements:

  • Holding New Zealand passport that is valid for six months beyond the period of the intended stay in Cook Islands.
  • Proof of onward travel (departure) from Cook Islands.

If you are looking for Cook Islands visa information, such as available types of visas, or how to apply from New Zealand, we recommend you visit or contact the embassy or consulate of Cook Islands nearest your place of residence.

  • Wellington: The High Commission of Cook Islands in Wellington, New Zealand (Working hours: Close now. Open in 7 hours 32 minutes)
  • Auckland: The Consulate General of Cook Islands in Auckland, New Zealand (Working hours: Close now. Open in 7 hours 32 minutes)

Cook Islands visa applications & requirements (For reference purposes only, please visit the nearest Cook Islands diplomatic mission offices to New Zealand for guidance)

Tourism Statistics Chart

The line chart shows the number of visitors from New Zealand traveling to Cook Islands from 2008 to 2018.

Year Number of visitors (New Zealand) estimated Change (%)
2015 107,585 N/A

References: UNWTO.org, World Bank and multiple sources. (This data is for informational purposes only. Please see our disclaimer page for more information.)

Cook Islands & New Zealand comparison

Cook Islands's area is approximately 240 km2 (92 sq mi), while the area of New Zealand is approximately 263,310 km2 (101,664 sq mi). This means New Zealand is 1097.12 times bigger than Cook Islands.

As of September 2021, Cook Islands's population is ~18711 people - 7,674,402 fewer people than the population of New Zealand.

We have highlighted Cook Islands & New Zealand’s relative positions on world's map for your reference.

Cook Islands New Zealand Difference
Population (est 2021) 18,711 7,693,113 7.7 million fewer people live in Cook Islands than New Zealand
Number of diplomatic missions abroad (est) 0 72 Cook Islands has 72 fewer diplomatic representations abroad compared with New Zealand.
Travel freedom (2021) 13 135 Cook Islands passport holders visit 122 fewer countries and territories without a visa.
Number of foreign missions hosted 3 115 Cook Islander hosts 112 fewer foreign missions than New Zealand.

Frequently asked questions, answered

How many visitors from New Zealand travel to Cook Islands in one year?

The number of visitors from New Zealand visiting Cook Islands in 2015 was approximately 107,585.

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