Boris Johnson’s father, Stanley, flew to his favourite destination, Pelion, yesterday – via Bulgaria – ignoring travel instructions amid a government pandemic.
Stanley Johnson was fired despite State Department instructions saying the British should not travel abroad unless there was a great need. The 79-year-old arrived in Athens last night to go to Pelion, where he has a home – which has been visited several times by his son, the British Prime Minister. In fact, Stanley Johnson was proud of his trip with posts on Instagram, which show his plane flying over Athens.
“They take the coronavirus very seriously here in Greece”
Boris Johnson’s father flew through the Bulgarian capital, Sofia, because the Greek government has banned direct flights from the United Kingdom until mid-July. Speaking on the balcony of his home in Pelion last night, Stanley Johnson said: “I’m in Pelion for work, trying to make my home covid-free in view of the upcoming tourist season. I have to take the necessary measures at the accommodation, because they take the virus very seriously here. The Greeks are trying to stop the mass arrivals from the United Kingdom, but they were very happy to see me coming. Everyone wanted to know where I came from and what I did. Then they measured my temperature. We need to import these flyovers as soon as possible. From what I have seen, the arrival of the British will not be a danger to the Greeks, because they are very careful here. ”
As for his residence in Pelion, his villa has a swimming pool and terraces overlooking the mountains and the sea. The beach is just a five-minute walk from an olive grove.
This is not the first time he has violated the instructions of experts.
However, this trip by Boris Johnson’s father shows that it is possible to travel through a third country to ignore the rules designed for the spread of coronavirus. This is not the first time he has acted against government advice on the pandemic.
Before the start of the lockdown, he claimed that he would continue to go to pubs, despite the fact that the elderly had to stay at home. As he stated: “Of course I will go to a pub if I want to. The owners of the pubs need a little people, they don’t want anyone to leave. ”
As Zakynthos Informer searched the comments on Mr Johnson’s instagram account, there are very justafiable remarks in regards to his trip. There were even some remarks by Greeks disappointed in his actions.