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British Indian Ocean Territory (U.K.)

The British Indian Ocean Territory is a remote and pristine archipelago located in the middle of the Indian Ocean. It is home to some of the world's most beautiful coral reefs, crystal-clear waters, and stunning beaches. The territory is uninhabited, except for a small military base, which means that visitors can enjoy a peaceful and secluded vacation. Activities include snorkeling, diving, fishing, and exploring the islands' unique flora and fauna. However, access to the territory is restricted, and visitors must obtain a permit from the British government before traveling there.

British Indian Ocean Territory (U.K.) Immunization Recommendations and Requirements

Before traveling, make sure you are up-to-date on all of your routine immunizations including influenza and COVID-19. Note that many vaccines that are now considered "routine" were not available until recent decades so you may not have received them at all, depending on your age and other factors. 

Infants, 6 to 11 months old should receive one dose of MMR and Hepatitis A prior to visiting British Indian Ocean Territory (U.K.). This does not count toward routine childhood immunizations.

Talk to a travel health specialist

At Away Clinic we specialize in getting travelers ready for their trips to the world's most exotic destinations. We would be glad to assist you at the following locations:

To set up an appointment, see our self-scheduling page, call us at (480) 712-8865‬, or email us

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