The first quarantine-free flight from the Cook Islands to New Zealand arrived at Auckland Airport on Thursday 21 Jaunuary 2021, TVNZ reports. It was the first quarantine-free flight into the country since April 2020. Cook Islanders can now travel to New Zealand without a 14-day stay in managed isolation, due to a travel bubble which was announced by the Government after the confirmation of the Covid-free status of the Cook Islands. However, the travel bubble does not apply to Kiwis travelling to the Cook Islands.