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.



Vessel Found Fishing Illegally in BIOT Waters

The BIOT Administration, working closely with MRAG, our fisheries adviser and enforcement partner, and with support from the Blue Belt programme, cont…

Dragonflies of BIOT Stamp Issue 04.12.19

On 4th December 2019, the British Indian Ocean Territory Administration are releasing a set of six stamps and First Day Cover featuring species of dra…

New Protection for BIOT’s Heritage Sites

On 23 October 2019 the BIOT Commissioner signed into law the Environmental Protection (Historic Sites and Monuments) Ordinance 2019, and the associate…

Remembrance Day 2019

The 11th of November marks the anniversary of the armistice which ended the First World War, on the same day in 1918. Today the United Kingdom, Common…

Lizards of BIOT Stamp Issue 14.10.19

On 14th October 2019, the British Indian Ocean Territory Administration released a set of three stamps and First Day Cover featuring species of lizard…

Master Pleads Guilty To Illegal Fishing In BIOT

The BIOT Administration, supported by Blue Belt programme, MRAG and European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) recently led a multi-agency response to int…




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Vessel Found Fishing Illegally in BIOT Waters

The BIOT Administration, working closely with MRAG, our fisheries adviser and enforcement partner, and with support from the Blue Belt programme, cont…

Dragonflies of BIOT Stamp Issue 04.12.19

On 4th December 2019, the British Indian Ocean Territory Administration are releasing a set of six stamps and First Day Cover featuring species of dra…

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