Merkel visits UK: COVID travel and post-Brexit ties overshadow German Chancellor’s trip

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Merkel visits UK: COVID travel and post-Brexit ties overshadow German Chancellor’s trip

Coronavirus travel restrictions and post-Brexit tensions are certain to be raised during Angela Merkel's last official visit to the UK on Friday before she cedes power in September's elections.

Although they are both conservatives and the trip is expected to be largely amicable, the German Chancellor's views on the issues are at odds with those of her host Boris Johnson.

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