The British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT), an archipelago of 58 islands covering some 640,000 sq km of ocean, is a British Overseas Territory. It is administered from London and is located approximately halfway between East Africa and Indonesia.

Access is restricted and a permit is required in advance of travel.



Lizards of BIOT Stamp Issue 14.10.19

On 14th October 2019, the British Indian Ocean Territory Administration released a set of three stamps and First Day Cover featuring species of lizard…

Master Pleads Guilty To Illegal Fishing In BIOT

The BIOT Administration, supported by Blue Belt programme, MRAG and European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) recently led a multi-agency response to int…

New 50p Turtles Commemorative Coin Series

From 15th August 2019, Pobjoy Mint began releasing a series of five 50p coins featuring sea turtles; the first ever British Indian Ocean Territory 50p…




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Lizards of BIOT Stamp Issue 14.10.19

On 14th October 2019, the British Indian Ocean Territory Administration released a set of three stamps and First Day Cover featuring species of lizard…

Master Pleads Guilty To Illegal Fishing In BIOT

The BIOT Administration, supported by Blue Belt programme, MRAG and European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) recently led a multi-agency response to int…

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