Customs and Imports


No duty is levied on clothing or personal effects (including sports equipment).

In addition, each visitor may bring the following items, free of duty, into the Cook Islands:

  • 200 cigarettes or up to ½ pound (1 kg) of tobacco or up to 50 cigars
  • 2 litres of spirit or wine or 4½ litres of beer.
  • Goods with total value of up to NZ$250 are not open to duties, however goods in excess of NZ$250 are liable to duty.

Fruits and plants are not allowed into the country.

You are permitted to bring frozen food, canned food and vacuum packed products. However these must be declared to Customs on arrival. If not declared, Customs have the right to confiscate any items/products