It will start from 1am tomorrow morning.
ONE MP has blasted quarantine dodgers in the southeast for the decision to slam Queensland's borders shut to NSW from Saturday.
"You can travel within that big bubble for any reason".
"We are seeing increased quarantine pressures on the hotels that we have and we are adjusting to that".
They have been issued with notices to appear.
"A person was able to arrive in Queensland from overseas on a consular exemption, and he had Covid-19".
"It's very defined. They recognise the cross border communities are very unique". Each person forced into quarantine at the borders will be given a police direction to go to the Voco Hotel in Surfers Paradise and into quarantine.
Chief Superintendent Wheeler said it would have been "ideal" for the new forms, or "X passes" to be available before the new restrictions came in, but the situation is still rapidly changing.
'New South Wales has done such a brilliant job to maintain where they are, but despite that they are still seeing, every single day, cases that they can't link back to known outbreaks, ' she said.
Premier Palaszczuk said the hard border closure put Queenslanders first.
It's understood it will work both ways, with Gold Coasters who are required to travel over the border into the Tweed also able to apply for the pass.
Police said 142 have been turned away at the border at Coolangatta because they did not meet the requirements to enter the state.
They would need an X-pass, to be updated every seven days, and identification showing an address.
Already the region is feeling the pinch, with a spate of holiday bookings for the Tweed and Byron shires cancelled in the wake of Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk's decision to shut the border.
The announcement this morning that Queensland borders will close to New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory from 1am this Saturday, August 8 comes after Queensland's Chief Health Officer has declared all of New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory as hotspots.
This includes both sides of the border - people who live in Queensland but work or go to school in their neighbouring border town, or people who live in NSW but come to work or school in their neighbouring border town in Queensland.
The map can be found online at the Queensland Government websit e. Border zone residents can cross the border for any goal.