Foreign travel advice

British Indian Ocean Territory

Summary

COVID-19 entry restrictions for the British Indian Ocean Territory

Before you travel, check the ‘Entry requirements’ section for the British Indian Ocean Territory’s current entry restrictions and requirements. These may change with little warning. Monitor this advice for the latest updates and stay in contact with your travel provider.

Travelling from and returning to the UK

Check what you must do to travel abroad and return to England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

If you plan to pass through another country to return to the UK, check the travel advice for the country you’re transiting.

If you’re planning travel to the British Indian Ocean Territory, find out what you need to know about coronavirus there in the Coronavirus section.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to get travel insurance and check it provides sufficient cover. See the FCDO’s guidance on foreign travel insurance.

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.

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