COOK ISLANDS DOCUMENTS
Documents: For entry in the Cook Islands is required a Passport valid for at least 3 months. The visa is required for stays longer than 30 days, it is mandatory have the return air ticket.
For the documents needed to travel to Cook Islands we always recommend checking the country’s official website.
COOK ISLANDS HEALTH INSURANCE, TRAVEL INSURANCE AND MEDICAL ASSISTANCE
Health Care: The health situation of the Cook Islands is good. Each island has its own hospital, the most important is the hospital in Rarotonga.
We recommend that you take out a health insurance that covers all medical expenses. The insurance must also include repatriation in case of need.
COOK ISLANDS MOBILE PHONES AND INTERNET
Telephones: The telephone code of the Cook Islands is the 00682.
Mobile Phones: The cellular technology used the Cook Islands is GSM.
Mobile operators: Bluesky.
Internet: Internet is widespread, many hotels offer free internet, in the capital, Avarua, there are many internet cafés.
Mail and Courier: The post office in Avarua (Cook Islands Post Office) is open Monday to Friday from 8 am to 16 pm, and is open on Saturdays from 8 am to 12. The AirMail departs daily. Telepost in Avarua, provides an international courier, fax and e-mail. The DHL has an office in Avarua.
Radio and Television: In the Cook Islands there are two radio stations Radio Cook Islands and Radio Ikurangi. The AM signal of Radio Cook Islands reaches all the inhabited islands of the nation, the station broadcasts 18 hours per day on Friday and Saturday, and on the other days of the week broadcasts lasting 17 hours a day, the transmissions are in both English and Cook island Maori. Radio Ikurangi broadcasts FM and has a limited transmission range. The private television Cook Islands Television, broadcasts every single day on the island of Rarotonga from 14 pm to 8 pm, transmissions contain local news, and television programs of New Zealand Television One and ABC Asia-Pacific.
Newspapers: With regard to the print media, the newspaper The Cook Islands News is published six days a week, then there are two weekly newspapers, the Herald and the Independent.
COOK ISLANDS POWER PLUGS AND ELECTRIC SOCKETS
Electricity: On the islands Cook the electric current is 240 Volts 50 Hz
Electrical power plugs and sockets: The power plugs and sockets used in the Cook Islands is the plug type I. It is a three-prong power plugs with an earthing pin and two flat pins same as that used in New Zealand and Australia.
COOK ISLANDS CURRENCY AND BANK
Currency: New Zealand Dollar (New Zealand Dollar, NZD).
Banks: In Avarua the capital of the island of Rarotonga there are two major banks the ANZ Bank and Westpac Bank, the two banks are open from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 15 pm, the Westpac is also open on Saturdays from 9 am to 12. There are several ATMs for cash, they accept VISA, MasterCard, Cirrus and Maestro Plus. The Westpac Bank has an office at the international airport, which opens at the arrivals and departures.