BOURNEMOUTH Airport has revealed the dates that we can expect to restart flying to a range of destinations across Europe. 

The airport has announced recommencement dates from each airline flying out of Bournemouth.

Flights from Bournemouth to Faro are expected to be the first to restart from the airport with the majority of routes expected to restart in May - however all of the dates are subject to change. 

TUI has announced it is cancelling all holidays from the UK until mid-May amid ongoing coronavirus restriction across the country.

The first flight from Bournemouth Airport is to Corfu on May 17 which is the earliest date TUI said is the earliest possible date its flights may resume. 


The first flights expected out of Bournemouth will be to Faro with Ryanair on 29 March.


Ryanair - Krakow, Malaga and  Palma on 1 May

Ryanair - Alicante and Girona on 3 May

Ryanair - Tenerife on 4 May

TUI - Corfu on 17 May

TUI - Palma and Kefalonia on 18 May

TUI Menorca and Paphos on 19 May

TUI - Lanzarote on 20 May

TUI - Antalya on 21 May

TUI - Rhodes on 22 May

TUI - Zante on 23 May


Ryanair - Paphos on 1 June

Ryanair - Bergerac on 2 June

Ryanair - Murcia on 4 June


Ryanair - Malta on 1 July


TUI - Tenerife on 28 September


TUI - Gran Canaria on 4 October


Easyjet - Geneva on 10 December

What are the rules for going on holiday? 

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The rules on holidays this year are subject to change due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Image - stock)

In England, the "stay at home" rule is set to end on 29 March.

But holidays within the UK won't be allowed until 12 April at the earliest.

This is subject to four tests being met - including the vaccine rollout going smoothly and no surge in Covid-related hospital admissions.

If that happens, people can stay away from home with other members of their household, or bubble, in self-contained accommodation, such as a holiday cottage.

Hotels and B&Bs are set to open for holidaymakers in England on 17 May at the earliest.

But guests will have to obey the stage three social mixing rules, which are that a maximum of six people or two households can stay together indoors.

The earliest that all restrictions on mixing could be lifted is 21 June, as part of step four, the final stage of lifting lockdown.

What are the rules for going abroad?

The earliest date people from England will be able to travel abroad for a holiday is 17 May, when the country moves in to step three of its lockdown exit plan.

Again, that's if the government is satisfied the four tests are being met.

At the moment, there are lots of rules for foreign travel, including having to quarantine when you re-enter the UK.

It's not known yet what the rules will be when holidays abroad are allowed again, and Home Secretary Priti Patel has warned it is currently "too early" to book.