Chernobyl and Pripyat with their tragic history and post-apocalyptic reality attract adventure lovers from all over the world. Although it’s been 30 years since the largest nuclear catastrophe, and thousands of people have already explored the Exclusion Zone, among the most common questions still are: "Can I visit Chernobyl?" and "Are Chernobyl tours safe?"
Shortly after the tragic events of April 26, 1986, when the fourth reactor of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant exploded, the inhabitants of Pripyat and Chernobyl were urgently evacuated, hoping to return home one day. Unfortunately, this did not happen due to the terrible consequences of radioactive contamination, and the 30-kilometer territory around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant has become an exclusion zone in which no one is allowed to settle.
The answer to the question "Is it possible to visit Chernobyl?" is “Yes, it is”. After taking many measures to reduce the level of radiation in contaminated areas and the natural cleansing process, visitors have the opportunity to get to know the abandoned territories of Pripyat and Chernobyl.
Tht territory of the nuclear power plant in Chernobyl and the city of Pripyat are still closed or restricted. You cannot stay here without an experienced guide. People probably will never return to live in these houses or build new ones as the area is predicted to be unsuitable for over 20,000 years. But visiting it for a few days is normal and safe. Your guide will only take you on safe routes to show you the most impressive sites. Visitors to the area have a strict dress code which prohibits shorts, short-sleeved clothing. Fully covered footwear is also strongly recommended.
Although a short trip cannot harm your health, any visitor to this place must follow certain rules and take safety measures to protect themselves from any health problems.
These measures are of a preventive nature and do not allow the release of radioactive elements outside the territory of Chernobyl. Moreover, according to recent scientists, the dose of radiation that can be received during a day trip in the Chernobyl zone is even lower than during a transatlantic flight.
It’s up to you whether to get new emotions and go to the closed territory of Chernobyl and the city of Pripyat or not. Since tours are allowed, many people from different countries have already had this experience. Someone calls the Chernobyl Zone a time capsule where time stopped 30 years ago. Perhaps this is one of the main reasons why this infamous place is so attractive to travelers.
We hope that we have answered your questions about safety. You can join other curious tourists and choose one of the exciting Chernobyl tours. This is a great opportunity to walk around this amazing place, take hundreds of amazing photos, or even record a video that will always remind you of this exciting journey. Make sure that unforgettable emotions are guaranteed to everyone who dares to visit the Exclusion Zone.