The father of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has flown to Greece, regardless of present recommendation for British nationals to keep away from all however important worldwide journey.
Greek authorities officers confirmed on Thursday that writer Stanley Johnson had arrived, possible through Bulgaria, within the northern area of Pelion, the place he has a vacation house, however stated there was nothing untoward in his arrival.
Photos on Stanley Johnson’s Instagram account confirmed him carrying a masks in what seemed to be an airport. Two movies on the identical account confirmed an plane coming in to land. “Arriving in Athens this evening!,” the caption stated.
Stanley Johnson was quoted on Britain’s Daily Mail newspaper web site as saying he was in Pelion “on essential business trying to COVID-proof my property in view of the upcoming letting season”.
Greek authorities spokesman Stelios Petsas stated: “We have banned flights, direct flights from UK and Sweden until July 15. If a citizen from these countries arrives in a different way to Greece, of course they can come.”
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s spokesman declined to touch upon the particular case however when requested whether or not the prime minister thought the general public ought to observe journey recommendation, he stated: “In relation to Foreign Office advice, that is what it is, it’s advice and it is for individuals to make the judgments themselves.”
The native governor of the southern Pelion area, Michalis Mitzikos, stated: “The relevant authorities are aware of the presence of Mr Johnson here and will act accordingly. We are following the instructions of the relevant authorities, health authorities and police,” he stated, declining to elaborate.