Entry requirements


Before travelling to the British Indian Ocean Territory, you will need a valid permit, which you must obtain from the British Indian Ocean Territory Administration, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, King Charles Street, London SW1A 2AH. Telephone: 020 7008 2691.

Any permit issued would be valid for the outer islands only. Access to Diego Garcia is restricted to those with connections to the military facility

Proof of adequate travel insurance and yacht insurance is required before a permit can be issued.

The forms below should be used to apply for a mooring permit for the territory:

BIOT laws and guidance for visitors

Declaration for yachts in BIOT waters

BIOT visit permit request form - yachts

Passport validity

Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of six months from the date of entry into British Indian Ocean Territory.