Cook Isl. Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations summary

Customs, Currency & Airport tax

All about Cook Isl.
Capital city: Avarua
Currency: New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
Local time: GMT - 10
Telephone code: + 682
Bank: Closed on Saturday and Sunday.

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 ... More information

Arms and Ammunition regulations:

The import of fireams and ammunition requires permission from the Cook Islands' Minister of Police. Prohibited: fireworks, flick knives, sword... More information

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 Agricult... More information

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.... More information


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.... More information

Baggage Clearance regulations:

Baggage is cleared at Rarotonga (RAR).Exempt: baggage of transit passengers, if they do not leave the airport and re-board th... More information

Airport Embarkation Tax

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

Currency regulations

Currency Import regulations: Local currency (New Zealand Dollar-NZD) and for... More information

Learn all about regulations for your destination country. From airport tax to be paid on departure, to importing pets, as well as rules on how much currency you may bring into and out of a country.