Cook Islands Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations details

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Customs Rules

Import regulations::

Free import by persons of 18 years and over:
- 2 liters of alcoholic beverages or 4.5 liters of beer;
- 200 cigarettes or 20 cigars or 250 grams of tobacco;
- perfume for personal use only;
- reasonable amount of gifts;
- other goods (not for resale) up to NZD 750.- .

Arms and Ammunition regulations::

The import of fireams and ammunition requires permission from the Cook Islands' Minister of Police.
Prohibited: fireworks, flick knives, swordsticks, knuckle-dusters and weapons disguised to give the appearance of another article.

Additional Information on regulations::

Import of fruit, meat and livestock from all countries is prohibited except from New Zealand. Details can be obtained from the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Rarotonga, Cook Isl.

Crew members customs regulations::

If arriving as passenger the same regulations as for passengers apply. No information is available yet if arriving as Operating Crew.

Pets::

Cats and dogs may only be imported from Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom and Ireland (Rep.) and only if sent as cargo in strong containers.
Exception: seeing-eye dogs may accompany a passenger in the cabin, subject to permission of the transporting airline.

Baggage Clearance regulations::

Baggage is cleared at Rarotonga (RAR).
Exempt: baggage of transit passengers, if they do not leave the airport and re-board the same flight on which they arrived.



Airport Embarkation Tax

No airport tax is levied on passengers upon embarkation at the airport.



Currency rules

Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (New Zealand Dollar-NZD) and foreign currencies: no restrictions. However, amounts exceeding NZD 10,000.-, or equivalent (incl. Bearer Negotiable Instruments - (BNI)) must be declared.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (New Zealand Dollar-NZD) and foreign currencies: no restrictions. However, amounts exceeding NZD 10,000.-, or equivalent (incl. Bearer Negotiable Instruments (BNI)) must be declared.




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