Foreign travel advice

British Antarctic Territory

Entry requirements


Before travelling to the British Antarctic Territory, and the wider continent of Antarctica, you may need a valid permit which your travel company may obtain from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in London.

Passport validity

There are no specific passport validity requirements for the British Antarctic Territory, although to fly to the continent or to depart for the Antarctic from another country (e.g. Chile, Argentina) British nationals will need a valid passport.

Contact details

Government of the British Antarctic Territory Polar Regions Department, Overseas Territories Directorate, Foreign & Commonwealth Office London SW1A 2AH. Tel: 020 7008 1639 Email: Office Hours (GMT): Mon-Fri: 9am – 5pm.