All food items brought into the Cook Islands must be declared. These items include:
- airline food and snacks
- commercially prepared, cooked and raw food and ingredients
- packaged meals
- dry products
- herbal and traditional medicines
- snack foods
- honey and other bee products
- dairy products
- any fruits and vegetables fresh or dried
Meats, frozen, vacuum packed or fresh. A zoosanitary certificate or certificate of origin must accompany the item.
Plant and Plant Products
All plants and plant products (seeds, plant whole/cuttings, cut flowers or foliage) will require an import permit prior to any importation into the country. A phytosanitary certificate must accompany the consignment issued by the NPPO (NZMPI). Some plant or plant product may require treatment prior to importation.
Wooden Items or Animal Skins/Feathers/Hair
Wooden items, carvings, drums with animal skins and feathers, spear, musk with feathers or items stuff with seeds, bamboo, canes, horn, tooth or bone.
Outdoor, Sporting & Camping Equipment
Tents, Footwear and Golf Sets.
Before you arrive into the Cook Islands, make sure your tent is clean inside and outside. This includes the pegs and poles which can be done by cleaning with water for soil and organic material. All golf set, hiking and sporting footwear must be checked thoroughly for contaminations of soil, seeds or plant leaves/twigs and must be cleaned prior to departure from country of origin or country of departure and these items will be inspected on arrival. A fee will occur if there is any cleaning carry out by Biosecurity on arrival.