COVID-19: Travel restrictions for Pacific Island destinations

Cook Islands

The following travellers are allowed entry to the Cook Islands provided the person travelling has not been outside of New Zealand/Cook Islands in the 30 days prior to travel:

  • Cook Islanders
  • Permanent residents of the Cook Islands, as well as work and resident permit holders

For more information or to register for travel, please refer to the Cook Islands COVID-19 Government website.


From Friday, 12 June we are supporting the Fijian government with help to repatriate Fijian citizens and passport holders who are currently stranded in New Zealand.

Eligible customers can now make a travel booking online. Anyone who is eligible and wanting to use an existing Air New Zealand credit should email for assistance.

Anyone entering Fiji must go into government-designated quarantine for 14 days upon their arrival, followed by a further 14 days home isolation.

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.


We are supporting the Samoan government with help to repatriate Samoan Citizens and Permanent and Temporary residents of Samoa, who are currently stranded in New Zealand.

The Samoan Ministry of Health advises that anyone wishing to travel to Samoa is required to provide a medical certificate and confirmation of a COVID-19 test returning a negative result, within three days before arrival. The COVID-19 test must be obtained through your GP. Please note this test will be at your own expense.

You will not be permitted to board an aircraft to Samoa if you are displaying symptoms consistent with COVID-19.

On arrival in Samoa, you will be quarantined for 14 days at a government-designated location. For further travel and quarantine information for Samoa, please visit the Samoan Ministry of Health website.


Tonga has a restriction affecting the entry of all passenger aircraft until further notice.

We are working closely with the Tongan Government and any changes to the restriction will be updated on this page.

For further COVID-19 related information for Tonga, please visit the Tongan Government website.