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.



New Territory Stamp and Coin Issues

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STAMPS: This week sees the launch of a new set of BIOT stamps: the literary issue. They celebrate famous British writers and the well known characters…

Marine Protected Area

Chagos Bay

The British Indian Ocean Territory has some of the most biodiverse waters on the planet with over 220 species coral, 855 species of fish and 355 speci…

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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New Territory Stamp and Coin Issues

STAMPS: This week sees the launch of a new set of BIOT stamps: the literary issue. They celebrate famous British writers and the well known characters…

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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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