1. Summary (this page)
  2. Safety and security
  3. Terrorism
  1. Entry requirements or, for non-UK citizens, the Visa Info Tool on our apps dashboard
  2. Health
  3. Tourist Info Fact Box (bottom of page)

Summary

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Advice current as at 4:00 am 18 Jul 2019.

The British Indian Ocean Territory is a UK Overseas Territory. It is administered from London and there is no British diplomatic or consular representation there.

The British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT) is not a tourist destination. Access is restricted and a permit is required in advance of travel. There are no commercial flights and mooring permits are only issued to yachts in exceptional circumstances. Access to Diego Garcia is only allowed for those on pre-authorised official duty. See Entry Requirements

Although there’s no recent history of terrorism in the British Indian Ocean Territory, attacks can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism


 

Quick Facts Tourist Information for:

British Indian Ocean Territory
Currency: US Dollar (USD)
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Dialling Code: 246
Drive on the: right
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Languages Spoken:
English (official language) 100%


Capital City(s):
Diego Garcia (also largest city)
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