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 WWI Centenary Stamp Issue 11.11.18

On 11 November, to mark the Armistice at the end of the First World War, the British Indian Ocean Territory Administration is releasing a set of four …

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The Blue Belt Programme has produced a report setting out what was discussed at the BIOT Administration’s Conservation Management Plan Workshop, whi…

Planned Heritage Visits 2018/19

The British Government announced in November 2016 a support package to fund projects to improve the livelihoods of Chagossians in the communities wher…




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