“The Cook Islands has temporarily shut its air border for any incoming travellers. The order came into effect on 13 August at midnight.
“The office of the prime minister says this comes after concern over the re-emergence of Covid-19 in the Auckland community.
“A review of the order is expected on 17 August, ahead of the next flight from Auckland to Rarotonga, scheduled to arrive in Rarotonga on 21 August.
“Cook Islands News reports the ministry of foreign affairs and immigration saying preventing Covid-19 from entering the county was a top priority for the government, and this was the appropriate response "while the source and extent of spread in New Zealand is being determined".
"All affected passengers booked on the flight due to arrive in Rarotonga tomorrow are being notified directly, with Air New Zealand standing by to assist with booking amendments as required," it said.”
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