Health authorities have started contact tracing for several more flights which have arrived in Cairns carrying passengers confirmed with COVID-19.
A lifeline from the JobKeeper payments scheme has been flagged as key to retaining specialist tourism workers.
Qantas has flown 239 Australians into Sydney from Honolulu where they had become stranded aboard the Norwegian Jewel cruise ship. SEE INSIDE THE FLIGHT & HOTEL
CANCEL YOUR PLANS: One of the few regions in Queensland without a confirmed case of COVID-19 has blatantly told tourists to stay away.
The tourism and hospitality sector has taken another hit after the workers of an about to be opened new hotel were told they would also be stood down.
Tigerair has stopped all flights across the country and its parent company Virgin Australia will ground 90 per cent of flights.