A travel industry veteran has told of coronavirus' impact on his business.
Bendigo-born 1000 Mile Travel Group chief executive Ben Ross described the current state of Victoria's tourism industry as "catastrophic".
"I'm not sure how every other state can get it so right and we get it so wrong," Mr Ross said.
"There will be many more job losses if there isn't confidence among business people to travel and do business."
The pandemic is a different challenge compared to recent global events, such as 9/11 and the Global Financial Crisis, according to Mr Ross, who has spent two decades of industry experience.
"Even the GFC had a timeline to recovery, to some extent," Mr Ross said.
"There are no timelines for Australia getting out of this at the moment."
The travel group's executive director Nicole Veltman said Victoria can't be in a stalemate forever.
"The United Kingdom has created travel corridors with 72 countries," Ms Veltman said.
"We aren't even hearing about this from the government."
Ms Veltman said 1000 Mile Travel Group made nine staff redundant at the onset of the pandemic.
"That was a challenging and heartbreaking process, but the money simply wasn't coming in," she said.
The company made the call to reduce its Melbourne-based workforce before the government announced its JobKeeper wage subsidy.
"JobKeeper is keeping our remaining staff employed and needs to be extended because there has been no change in our industry," Ms Veltman said.
September 27 is when the government intends to end its JobKeeper payments.
Federal member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters said the payments can't end prematurely.
"The tourism and travel industry has not returned to normal and we are now facing new restrictions in Victoria with the borders shut," Ms Chesters said.
"If the government doesn't come to the party, jobs will be lost and businesses will go broke."