SAFETY AND SECURITY
Petty crime occurs. Ensure that your personal belongings, including your passport and other travel documents, are secure at all times.
Road conditions and road safety can vary greatly throughout the country. Coastal roads on Rarotonga are paved. Driving at night can be dangerous due to poor visibility and road conditions. Traffic accidents involving motorcycles are common. If you ride a motorcycle, bicycle or scooter, you and any passenger must, by law, wear an approved helmet.
Coastal waters can be dangerous. Injuries and fatalities have occurred due to tidal changes and breaks in the reefs. Wear reef shoes in the water. Seek local advice on which parts of the lagoon are safe for swimming, and follow the instructions and warnings of local authorities.
Ensure that the recreational activities you choose are covered by your travel insurance. Sports and aquatic equipment may not be in good condition, and rescue services may not be consistent with international standards.
Water safety abroad
We do not make assessments on the compliance of foreign domestic airlines with international safety standards.
General information about foreign domestic airlines