Welcoming in the 2022 New Year will also include celebrating the re-opening of the Cook Islands' borders to New Zealand on 13 January (CKT) The Prime Minister announced today.
Prime Minister Brown said Cabinet had made the important decision to re-open the borders to two-way quarantine-free travel from New Zealand on 13 January 2022 based on a range of high-level advice. This included from the Government's Border Assessment Taskforce, comprising lead officials from key agencies, and from data modelling experts in New Zealand.
Prime Minister Brown said he was very pleased to be providing certainty and hope about the next step for the nation.
Cabinet's decision means the current Travel Advisory is extended until 11.59pm on Wednesday 12 January 2022 (CKT). The Cook Islands borders have been closed since 16 August this year when the first community case of the Delta variant of COVID-19 was reported in New Zealand.