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.



BIOT Megafauna Stamp Issue 08.06.17

On 8 June 2017 the British Indian Ocean Territory Administration is releasing a set of six stamps and a first day cover portraying marine megafauna: s…

Heritage Visits for Chagossians

Please scroll down for French and Creole translations. British Indian Ocean Territory Heritage Visit for Chagossians In November 2016 the British Gove…

How to apply for a mooring permit

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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BIOT Megafauna Stamp Issue 08.06.17

On 8 June 2017 the British Indian Ocean Territory Administration is releasing a set of six stamps and a first day cover portraying marine megafauna: s…

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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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