Four out of five Brits believe Boris Johnson left the country vulnerable by not shutting borders earlier during the pandemic, it has been reported.

A survey by Opinium claims that 83 per cent of Conservative and 92 per cent of Labour voters think the Government should have been stricter on international arrivals, The Sun reports.

The “One Rule For Them” campaign group who commissioned the poll said: “When faced with the hard decisions like closing our borders during this crisis Boris Johnson has dithered and delayed.”

It comes after Matt Hancock suggested that a further clampdown could be coming to the British border after warning the country "can't risk the progress we have made.”

The Health Secretary paved the way for a decision to put some returning travellers into hotels, saying the spread of new Covid-19 variants had “changed the discussion.”

Travellers could face further restrictions this week
Travellers could face further restrictions this week

Mr Hancock said he was sceptical about the use of vaccine passports to allow people to travel again.

While he said there might be a limited use for them in restarting international travel, he said “I’m not attracted to the idea of vaccine passports here, we are not a papers-carrying country.”

Previously it was reported that Brits returning to the UK from abroad could be forced to quarantine in hotels - and pay for it themselves - under plans being considered by Downing Street.

Ministers are reportedly set to discuss on Monday further tightening travel restrictions on sports stars and making people in isolation submit daily proof they are still inside.

The government is considering making it mandatory for travellers to spend the 10-day quarantine period in a hotel for which they would have to pay, as a way to enforce the quarantine rules.

Medical experts are pushing for the tightest possible border controls — but the Government is expected to stop short of a complete closure.