ATTENTION

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 international pandemic the BIOT Administration will not be issuing visiting vessel permits until further notice. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Those who have applied or have been issued permits will be contacted separately. If you have any questions please contact biotadmin@fco.gov.uk. BIOT Administration and FCO websites will be updated as and when guidance changes and permitting is resumed.

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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.



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