Foreign travel advice
British Indian Ocean Territory
Before travelling to the British Indian Ocean Territory you’ll need a valid permit, which you must get at least one month in advance from the British Indian Ocean Territory Administration, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, King Charles Street, London SW1A 2AH. Email: BIOTadmin@fco.gov.uk
Any permit issued would be valid for the Outer Islands only. Access to Diego Garcia is only allowed for those on pre-authorised official duty.
You’ll need proof of comprehensive travel insurance (to include medical evacuation for a minimum of $100,000 per person) and yacht insurance (to include wreck clean up and disposal) before a permit can be issued.
Use the form below to apply for a mooring permit for the Territory:
Your passport must be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into British Indian Ocean Territory.