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Travel Restriction Alert

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak may impact travel to Cairns. Current restrictions to Cairns are based on Australia travel restrictions.

View current Australia travel restrictions

When is the best time to fly to Cairns?

What is the cheapest month to fly to Cairns?

The month of August is another great option to travel to Cairns, with average flight prices from United States averaging around $1,059.

What is the cheapest day to depart on your flight to Cairns?

According to our data, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly to Cairns from United States. The lowest ticket price found for a Tuesday departure recently was $1,026. Keep in mind that prices can always vary depending on your route and whether or not you are flying domestic or international. When flying out on a Sunday, the most expensive travel day of the week, you can expect to see flight prices from United States to Cairns for around $1,255.

What is the cheapest time of day to depart on your flight to Cairns?

The cheapest time of day to fly to Cairns is in the morning when flights can be purchased for as low as $1,050. If you have a flexible travel schedule, then try to avoid flying in the evening when prices are $1,256 on average. Flights to Cairns from United States in the evening are generally more expensive because this time of day is more convenient for travelers’ schedules.

Is there a good place to hike near Cairns?

Hikers looking for a more family-friendly day in the great outdoors would be best suited to plan their flight to Cairns for June and July, when they can visit South Bank Parklands and enjoy all that the park has to offer.

Is there an alternative airport near Cairns?

Finding an alternative and possibly cheaper destination airport near Cairns is possible. If you are planning a flight to Cairns, consider booking flights to Bloomfield Airport (78 mi from Cairns city center).


What are the current travel restrictions for Cairns?

Currently, Australia travel restrictions include travel to Cairns. Entry restrictions

Australia has restricted the entry of all travelers, with the exception of Australian nationals and permanent residents and their immediate family members, New Zealand nationals residing in Australia, diplomats accredited to Australia and residing in Australia and their immediate family members, and airline crew, a person recruited under the Government approved Seasonal Worker Program or Pacific Labour Scheme, a person who holds a Business Innovation and Investment (subclass 188) visa. Travelers who are not in an exempt category may request an individual exemption to Australia's travel restrictions using the Travel Exemption portal.

Entry requirements

Travelers must present a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued within 72 hours prior to departure. Travelers must complete the Australia Travel Declaration form at least 72 hours before your departure for Australia.

Quarantine requirements

Unless arriving on a quarantine-free flight from New Zealand, all travelers arriving in Australia, including Australian citizens, must quarantine for 14 days at a designated facility, such as a hotel in their port of arrival.​, at their own expense. For more information on quarantine rules in the Australian states, check the following websites: New South Wales, The Northern Territory, Western Australia.

Transiting rules

Foreign nationals may transit through Australia if the connecting flight is within 72 hours of the arriving flight. They must either have a transit visa or be nationals of a visa-exempt country. Transit passengers don’t need to apply for an exemption to travel restrictions if they are booked to depart on a connecting flight from the same airport within 72 hours and they are not going to leave the airport. Travelers who plan to leave the airport before boarding their connecting flight or who will be at the airport for longer than 72 hours need to apply for a travel exemption here and will be subject to quarantine until their departing flight. Travelers from New Zealand and Pacific Islanders may not need a travel exemption. More information on transiting Australia is available here.

All other info

Travelers planning to travel across Australian state borders should note that some Australian states also have domestic travel restrictions, border restrictions, and quarantine requirements in place. In the case of onward travel within Australia, travelers are advised to check in advance with their travel/accommodation provider.

If you are planning to travel to Cairns at this time, it is recommended that you stay up to date on current restrictions and follow proper safety measures while in public.


Cairns flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares from airports in United States to Cairns found recently by users on momondo
Multiple Airlines
Jul 12
2:00 pm
Dallas/Fort Worth
32h 25m
3 stops
10:25 pm
Cairns
Jul 17
3:30 am
Cairns
27h 43m
3 stops
7:13 am
Dallas/Fort Worth
Multiple Airlines
May 2
8:45 am
Los Angeles
32h 35m
2 stops
5:20 pm
Cairns
May 17
11:00 am
Cairns
31h 45m
2 stops
6:45 pm
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
May 2
8:45 am
Los Angeles
32h 35m
2 stops
5:20 pm
Cairns
May 17
9:45 am
Cairns
33h 00m
1 stop
6:45 pm
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
Apr 30
7:25 pm
Los Angeles
37h 50m
3 stops
9:15 am
Cairns
May 15
2:25 pm
Cairns
28h 20m
1 stop
6:45 pm
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
Jul 17
5:22 am
Denver Intl
36h 58m
3 stops
6:20 pm
Cairns
Jul 28
2:05 am
Cairns
30h 13m
3 stops
8:18 am
Denver Intl
Multiple Airlines
Jul 17
7:49 am
Denver Intl
34h 31m
3 stops
6:20 pm
Cairns
Jul 28
2:25 pm
Cairns
33h 26m
2 stops
11:51 pm
Denver Intl

Find the cheapest one-way flights to Cairns

If you're looking for one-way flights to Cairns, view some of our deals below.
Qantas Airways
May 29
7:15 pm
Los Angeles
21h 50m
1 stop
5:05 pm
Cairns
Qantas Airways
Apr 15
6:55 pm
Los Angeles
22h 15m
1 stop
5:10 pm
Cairns
Qantas Airways
May 28
3:17 pm
Lambert-St Louis
26h 18m
2 stops
5:35 pm
Cairns

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