COVID-19: Travel restrictions for Pacific Island destinations

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COVID-19: Travel restrictions for Pacific Island destinations

Cook Islands

A 14-day supervised quarantine requirement is in place for all customers needing to travel to the Cook Islands.

The following travellers are allowed entry to the Cook Islands:

  • Cook Islanders
  • Permanent residents of the Cook Islands, as well as work and resident permit holders
  • Citizens and permanent residents of New Zealand
  • Australian citizens and permanent residents who normally live in New Zealand

Once quarantine requirements have been met, we are supporting the Government of the Cook Islands to return people to Rarotonga.


Travel to Fiji is restricted to Fiji nationals only, who must then go into quarantine for 14 days upon their arrival.

Please visit the Fijian Department of Immigration website for more information.

French Polynesia and New Caledonia

Air New Zealand flights to the overseas French territory of New Caledonia (Noumea), and overseas Collectivity of French Polynesia (Papeete) are currently suspended until further notice.

Both Governments are managing travel through special repatriation flights. If you require information on travel to these countries, please check their official websites.


Travel to Niue is restricted to repatriating residents of Niue and essential services people who have received advance approval from the Niue Government for travel.

All arriving travellers will undergo supervised quarantine for 14 days at government-appointed accommodation in Niue.

A limit of 26 people are permitted to enter Niue every fortnight and this will continue until August unless the Niue Government advise otherwise.

Travellers who require Government approval for travel are asked to email the Niue Office of External Affairs.

Samoa and Tonga

Both Samoa and Tonga have a restriction affecting the entry of all passenger aircraft until further notice.

We are working closely with both Governments and any changes to these restrictions will be updated on this page.

This press release was sourced from Air New Zealand on 05-May-2020.