Questions and answers about the excursion to the Chernobyl Zone.
What documents are needed to obtain a pass to the Chernobyl zone?

The Chernobyl Zone is a restricted facility; you must have a special pass to visit it.

To obtain a pass, it is necessary to provide the passport data of all tour participants:
– Name, Surname (as indicated in the passport)
– Date of Birth
– Series and passport number
– Citizenship

On the day of the tour, you must have a passport whose data you submitted at registration.

What season is the best time to visit the Chernobyl Zone?

Why autumn?
This is the right time for those who enjoy post-apocalyptic atmosphere. Especially in late October and early November, the weather contributes to the correct perception of the exclusion zone, the leaves slowly fall, and Pripyat looks very sad and lonely. These conditions cause a feeling of sadness, emphasizing the horror of the catastrophe that occurred in Chernobyl, and, by the way, this is a unique time for photographers, painters and other creative people.

In winter, the entire Chernobyl exclusion zone is covered with snow.
The whole area is quiet and calm, everything is covered with snow and especially Pripyat looks as if people did not leave it. When you get off the bus, go along the path, enjoy a sunny but cold day, everything looks like a typical Sunday morning during the USSR, when people spend the morning watching TV, preparing breakfast, or slowly waking up. We love the Zone in winter. It reminds us of our childhood when we played outside in the empty city streets. You hear the sound of snow crunching under your feet, you feel the sun that warms you, and even the level of radiation at this time of year in the exclusion zone is much lower due to snow.

Summer is the best, right?
The weather is beautiful, the perfect time to get out of the city and relax. So what about a relaxing walk around the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone? The zone itself looks like a giant jungle, everything is overgrown with trees and shrubs. Around you, there are huge buildings that are captured by trees. It is exciting how nature took it all back. People like to travel to Chernobyl and explore the surroundings of Pripyat in the summer. In addition, there is one big advantage – the longest days, which means you can see more.

In the spring.
Nature slowly wakes up, and the entire Zone turns into one giant and beautiful natural park for exploring. The trees turn green and the leaves begin to grow, slowly creating a landscape of the abandoned city and villages. Wildlife wakes up from a night of long winter sleep, so this is the best chance to feed the fish or meet the wild horses of Przewalski or the legendary foxes.

What do I need to book a tour?

Follow the link, select the appropriate tour option for you, and follow the instructions.
It is advisable to book all tours in advance, no later than 3-4 days before the tour date. Before booking a tour, check out our Loyalty Discount Program

How to dress on a tour of the Chernobyl zone?

To travel, you need to be dressed in a hiking style and be prepared to walk a lot.

Pants are required (WITHOUT HOLES), you need to have long-sleeved clothes with you (shirts/T-shirts),
shoes should be closed; the ankles should be covered.

Depending on the weather, you may need a hat, jacket, sweater, rain cover, spare socks.
In the Zone, it is COMPLETELY FORBIDDEN: shorts, breeches, skirts, and dresses, open shoes

Where does overnight travel take place?

No matter how strange it may sound to many, in the capital of the Chernobyl zone – the Chernobyl town, there are 2 hotels and 1 hostel:
– Hotel “DESYATKA”, we call it the Chernobyl Hilton
– Hotel “Pripyat”, the real atmosphere of the USSR
– Hostel “Polissya”, a young hostel, began working in 2017

Can a tour be canceled?

It is possible only in cases of force majeure, bad weather conditions in which it is not possible to move, in case of fires, in case of an accident or other unusual cases that can occur in the Chernobyl territory.

Can I take photos and videos in the Chernobyl zone?

Yes, photo and video shooting is allowed, there are only a few exceptions:
– checkpoints, places where the police work
– shooting on the territory of the nuclear power plant is possible only at the observation deck.
Our guides will show you these places.

It is forbidden to put on the ground any things, as well as photo and video equipment, for example, if you use a tripod for filming, you can put plastic bags on its legs.

Is it possible to visit the zone with my own transport?

Yes, it is possible to visit the Chernobyl zone by car/bus. In such cases, the cost of the tour will be lower than the cost of renting a vehicle. For more information, write or call us.