Cheap flights from British Indian Ocean Territory

The British Indian Ocean Territory, also known as the Chagos Island, is an overseas territory of the United Kingdom found in the middle of the Indian Ocean, halfway through Tanzania and Indonesia. The territory is comprised of seven atolls of the Chagos Archipelago, with over 1,000 small islands amounting to some 60km2 of land. The capital, Diego Garcia, is the largest and the most southerly mother island of the country, and is a site of a joint military facility of the United Kingdom and the United States. The island was previously inhabited by the Chagos peoples before the military of both states took over. The forces are now the only inhabitants of the islands, along with other military personnel and associated contractors, collectively amounting to some 4,000 (population as of 2004). The island, according to the British government website, is administered from London and does not have a British Diplomatic delegation. Further, the islands are not tourism destinations, and civilian access is limited to the military and those who have connections to the military facilities. More so, permits are to be requested from the government in advance if the need to travel to the area arises. The request for permits are, as expected, to be evaluated first before released.

Where to go

There are no domestic destinations in the island since it is not a tourism destination. Establishments there are limited to military facilities, and there are no civilian settlements in the area. Aside from this, there are no entertainment ventures or attractions in any of the islands, particularly in Diego Garcia.

Short Haul

Short haul flights are not possible from the island since all the seaports and airports here are exclusive for military use only. No commercial flights are available as well, and private planes (unless permitted by the government) are not allowed to land in the area.

Long Haul 

Just the same, long haul flights are not possible from the islands due to the restrictions, and that there are no commercial flights available in the area.

How to get out

The only way to get in and out of the island is through military intervention.  

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