How to visit Chernobyl legally and safely: simple rules for tourists

If you’ve watched the HBO series “Chernobyl”, then the thought of visiting these places must have settled in your head. Because watching the series and personally exploring what is left of abandoned cities is a fully different experience. If you are a fan of extreme sports and a light atmosphere of danger, you definitely need to visit Chernobyl and Pripyat.

It is absolutely legal and safe to come here as part of a tourist route. It is up to you to choose the format of excursion: visit to Chernobyl as part of a group or individually. In the meantime, let’s start with acquaintance with Chernobyl and everything connected with this place.

How to visit Chernobyl legally and safely: simple rules for tourists

Interesting facts about the Chernobyl disaster

You can visit Chernobyl safely: rules for tourists

To make a visit to Chernobyl safe, you must strictly follow all the rules and prohibitions. You will enter an abandoned five-story building, where the old Soviet furniture still stands, children’s toys are scattered on the floor left in a hurry, and portraits of the owners hang on the walls… To touch history and take some small thing as a souvenir is a too dangerous temptation that can cost you dearly. In the literal and figurative sense of the word.

All guides from Trips to Chernobyl organize the visit to Pripyat and Chernobyl in accordance with the current legislation of Ukraine. Tourists are instructed, and the guides carefully monitor compliance with the rules during the trip. Here are just the basic rules for visiting the zone – the guide will tell you about all other prohibitions and permits immediately before leaving.

All guides from ‘Trips to Chernobyl’ undergo special training and have the license. They thoroughly know how to behave in the Zone – all routes are thought out to the smallest detail. You will receive a lot of new knowledge, but at the same time, you will not put yourself in danger. Therefore, choosing a reliable tour operator is half of a successful visit to the area.

Chernobyl is not an amusement park, you need to go here to understand the scale of the tragedy that happened in April 1986. They say that you never come back from Chernobyl the same person you were. You have a great opportunity to test this statement on your own experience.

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