The leader of the Brexit Party Nigel Farage has confirmed that he entered the USA on an inflatable dinghy to avoid lockdown restrictions and the travel ban for UK nationals.

He shared an image on Twitter with the caption, ‘Just arriving on the shore now. Bit wet but so glad to make it across safely.’

It is believed that he was on his way to attending Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

He said, ‘It was easy really.’

‘I just nipped down to Southampton Docks, found a guy called Barry, bunged him a few grand and he sent me on my way.’

‘The Atlantic got a bit choppy at one point, but these are the risks you take when you’re desperate to get over there.’