Travel guide
Cook Islands

The most remote islands in the world!

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Key figures

15 islands spread over 1.8 million km².

Surface area: 236.7 km²

17 459 inhabitants (2016)


To cope with the sometimes very high cost of hospitalization and health care abroad, we strongly recommend that you take out an assistance contract or insurance to cover all medical expenses (including surgery and hospitalization) and medical repatriation, at the risk of not having access to care, even in the event of a life-threatening emergency. Under no circumstances will these costs be covered by the local French embassy or consulate general.

Vaccines recommended:

Be up to date with your usual vaccinations, as well as those required for all the areas you will be visiting.

  • DTPolio recommended,
  • Rubella, mumps and measles in children
  • anti-tuberculosis vaccination is also desirable.

Depending on local travel conditions, vaccinations against typhoid fever and viral hepatitis A and B may be recommended.


No visa is required for a stay of less than one month. However, a return ticket and a passport valid for 6 months after the date of departure from the Cook Islands are required. Visa extensions of up to three months are possible.