STANLEY Johnson, the Prime Minister's father, denies flouting coronavirus guidelines by jetting off to Greece.

Mr Johnson, who lives at Winsford, on Exmoor, says he has not ignored Foreign Office advice to only undertake 'essential trips'.

He told his Instagram followers how he had flown from England to Greece via Bulgaria as his destination country has barred direct flights from the UK.

He posted a selfie of himself wearing a face mask at an airport and a photo taken from a plane.

Once at his Greek villa in Pelion, Mr Johnson told his followers his trip was "essential business".

He said: "I'm in Pelion on essential business trying to Covid-proof my property in view of the upcoming letting season.

"I need to set up distancing measures at the property because they're taking it very seriously here.

"The Greeks are trying to stop bulk arrivals from the UK but they were quite happy to have me coming in.

"All they wanted to know where I was coming from and what I was doing.

"Then I had my temperature taken and was swabbed twice.

"We must get these air bridges set up as soon as possible.

"From what I've seen the arrival of the British will not be a danger to the Greeks because they're so careful here."