The Cook Island / New Zealand travel bubble is finally open.
On Tuesday the first aircrafts left New Zealand for the small Pacific nation.
It has been over a year since travel between the countries has been allowed without having to quarantine.
The first flight to Rarotonga took off from Auckland Airport with 297 passengers just before 9am on Tuesday. It landed in Rarotonga about 2.30pm (NZ time).
The Rarotongan airport was packed with people waiting for loved ones and friends.
Cook Island Prime Minister Mark Brown, said he was confident the Cook Islands was ready for the bubble, and he was happy the first step had been taken.