New Zealand prepares to open a travel bubble with the Cook Islands

New Zealand prepares to open a travel bubble with the idyllic Cook Islands - so could Australia be next? New Zealand will allow quarantine-free travel to the Cook Islands this month The two nations have been in negotiations for a travel bubble arrangement  Jacinda Ardern and the Cook Islands PM are working towards a May opening It's not yet clear whether Australians will also be allowed to visit the Cook Islands The Cook Islands haven't recorded a single Covid case through the pandemic

By Australian Associated Press

Published: 04:36 BST, 3 May 2021 | Updated: 04:36 BST, 3 May 2021

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New Zealand is poised to open its borders further, allowing quarantine-free travel to the Cook Islands this month.

The New Zealand-aligned Pacific nation - 3233km north east of New Zealand - has been in negotiations for a travel bubble arrangement with Jacinda Ardern's government for months.

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Rumours over opening dates have been swirling since Ms Ardern and Cook Islands PM Mark Brown confirmed they were working towards a May opening.

It's not yet clear whether the arrangements would also allow Australians or travellers from Australia to visit the Cook Islands

It's not yet clear whether the arrangements would also allow Australians or travellers from Australia to visit the Cook Islands

It's not yet clear whether the arrangements would also allow Australians or travellers from Australia to visit the Cook Islands

It's not yet clear whether the arrangements would also allow Australians or travellers from Australia to visit the Cook Islands

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