The British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT), an archipelago of 58 islands covering some 640,000 sq km of ocean, is a British Overseas Territory. It is administered from London and is located approximately halfway between East Africa and Indonesia.

Access is restricted and a permit is required in advance of travel.



Turtle Stamp Issue Released 16.11.16

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On 16 November we are releasing an issue of stamps depicting the two species of turtle that are found in BIOT and celebrates the conservation research…

2016 Science Expeditions

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Overview of scientific expeditions to BIOT 2016 We will be adding more expedition reports to this page in due course. Report Author Expedition Seabir…

How to apply for a mooring permit

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The British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT) is not a tourist destination. You may apply for a permit to moor in the Outer Islands of BIOT only where it …




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Turtle Stamp Issue Released 16.11.16

On 16 November we are releasing an issue of stamps depicting the two species of turtle that are found in BIOT and celebrates the conservation research…

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BIOTA Mini-Films Highlighting the Territory

The BIOT Administration commissioned some mini-films from film maker Jon Slayer, an environmentalist and former Royal Marines Commando Officer, to ex…

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