Cook Islander visa for Samoan citizens

A visa is NOT required for Samoan passport holders visiting Cook Islands for a short-term stay: 31 days.

Visa requirements:

Visa type Purposes Visa requirements Allowed stay
Tourist visa For Samoan citizens to enter Cook Islands for a short-term tourism purpose. Not required 31 days
Evisa Cook Islands e-visa for Samoan citizens Not Available
Visa on arrival Cook Islands visa on arrival for Samoan citizens Not Available

Cook Islands tourist visa requirements:

  • Holding Samoan 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 Samoa, we recommend you visit or contact the embassy or consulate of Cook Islands nearest your place of residence.

  • Auckland: The Consulate General of in Auckland, ~ 2888.68 kilometers (1794.95 mi) away from Apia, Samoa. (Working hours: Close now. Open in 6 hours 33 minutes).
  • Wellington: The High Commission of in Wellington, ~ 3312.71 kilometers (2058.43 mi) away from Apia, Samoa. (Working hours: Close now. Open in 6 hours 33 minutes).

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

Tourism Statistics Chart

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

Year Number of visitors (Samoa) estimated Change (%)

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 & Samoa comparison

Cook Islands's area is approximately 240 km2 (92 sq mi), while the area of Samoa is approximately 2,830 km2 (1,092 sq mi). This means Samoa is 11.79 times bigger than Cook Islands.

As of September 2021, Cook Islands's population is ~18711 people - 276,219 fewer people than the population of Samoa.

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

Cook Islands Samoa Difference
Population (est 2021) 18,711 294,930 276219 fewer people live in Cook Islands than Samoa
Number of diplomatic missions abroad (est) 0 3 Cook Islands has 3 fewer diplomatic representations abroad compared with Samoa.
Travel freedom (2021) 13 94 Cook Islands passport holders visit 81 fewer countries and territories without a visa.
Number of foreign missions hosted 3 13 Cook Islander hosts 10 fewer foreign missions than Samoa.

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