FCO Travel Advice for - British Antarctic Territory

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  • The British Antarctic Territory is a British Overseas Territory administered from London. There is no formal British diplomatic or consular representation in the British Antarctic Territory. See Contact details.

  • You may need a permit issued by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office if you are organising a trip to Antarctica, including the British Antarctic Territory. See Permits

  • You are encouraged to travel with a company affiliated to the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators. See our page on travelling to Antarctica

  • The British Antarctic Territory is inaccessible during the winter (March-October). During the rest of the year there will be times when landings may be difficult due to the prevailing weather conditions.. See Local Travel.

  • There is a low threat from terrorism. See Terrorism.

  • You should take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travell