The resumption of tours to the Chernobyl zone in Ukraine

On Thursday, at a press conference, Igor Golubaha, head of the All-Ukrainian Association of Tour Operators said that tourism in the Chernobyl territories resume.

Developed routes to the exclusion zone, where there was the largest man-made disaster in 1986, had been temporarily shut down for violation of the s, which were discovered Genprokuroturoy. MOE distinguished visiting rules Chernobyl zone, developing routes that tourists moved for informational purposes, defined residence time and other details. However, late last year, the ministry had agreed a new order of visiting the area.

Cost of the excursion, the head Vneukrainskoy association will be in 1040 or $ 130 hryvnia. However, prices can install and travel agencies, to address the immediate organization of excursions. The excursion lasts for about three hours.

In the guided tours will include visits to cities such as Chernobyl, Pripyat, and also provides an opportunity to look at the station itself.
However, it is worth noting that today insane demand for trips to Chernobyl are not observed.

Tourists will have to visit directly the exclusion zone to attend a special briefing, however, no special training or special equipment for this tour is not required, said Golubaha.

However, Eleanor Sarkisov, Senior National Academy of Medicine, noted that tourists need to take special care to visit the exclusion zone, so do not recommend this excursion visiting children.

"Since there is no complete information on the effect of ionizing radiation on the human decision to visit should be balanced," she said.
However, according to Sarkisov, stay at the Chernobyl ground for three hours is safe.

Recall that a terrible tragedy at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant occurred on 26 April 1986. At the station blew up the fourth unit. This resulted in the exclusion zone within a radius of 30 kilometers, which is radioactively contaminated. The total area of radioactive contamination in Russia amounted to 60 thousand square kilometers, Belarus — 46.5 thousand square kilometers in Ukraine amounted to 50,000 square kilometers.

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