Prime Minister Jacinda Adern has announced the Cook Islands bubble will open later this month, allowing two-way quarantine-free travel between both countries, RNZ reports. Cabinet ministers signed off on a 17 May start date, subject to final confirmation by New Zealand’s Director-General of Health and the Cook Islands Secretary of Health. There will be no requirement for a pre-departure Covid-19 test, but travellers will have to complete a travel declaration, provide a health declaration and there will be random health checks at airports.