NZ, Cook Islands announce quarantine-free travel bubble
New Zealand and the Cook Islands have agreed to open a quarantine-free travel bubble by March next year.
In a joint statement this morning the prime ministers of the two countries, Jacinda Ardern and Mark Brown, said officials are working together to safely arrange two-way travel in the first quarter of next year.
The Cook Islands are Covid free.
Ardern says the priority is and will remain keeping both countries safe from Covid-19.
Before a two-way travel opens up, New Zealand will open up one-way quarantine-free travel from the Cook Islands as a first step for people who need to access essential services.