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British Antarctic Territory

This advice has been reviewed and reissued without amendment. The overall level of the advice has not changed; there are no travel restrictions in place in this travel advice for British Antarctic Territory.

Travel advice for this country:

  • Travel Summary
  • Safety and security
  • Local laws and customs
  • Entry requirements
  • Health
  • General


  • The British Antarctic Territory is a British Overseas Territory. There is no formal British diplomatic or consular representation in the British Antarctic Territory and it is administered from London.
  • You may require a permit issued by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office if you are organizing a trip to Antarctica, including the British Antarctic Territory. You are also encouraged to travel with a company affiliated to the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO).
  • The British Antarctic Territory is inaccessible during the winter (March-October) and during the rest of the year there will be times when, because of the prevailing weather conditions landings may be difficult.
  • There is a low threat from terrorism.  But you should be aware of the global risk of indiscriminate terrorist attacks which could be in public areas, including those frequented by expatriates and foreign travelers.
  • You should take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before travelling.