Is it safe to visit Chernobyl?

If you are thinking about going to Chernobyl exclusion zone you are probably seeking answers to two questions: 1) Is it safe to visit Chernobyl and Pripyat? 2) Is the radiation level still very high?


On the websites of official tour companies you can read that it’s completely safe if you follow the rules. In fact, you have a whole list of rules – no eating, drinking or smoking in open air. Long trousers and sleeves are a must, as well as no sitting down on the ground and no walking on the moss. If you do all of that,then your dose of radiation for that day will be like one x ray. There’s a huge list of things you probably should know before you go.
Nothing to be worried about,right? Well, that actually depends where you go and what you want to do. Officially on trips you don’t enter any buildings and are only doing safe bits and pieces. But as we all know, the most fun places are indoors and that’s where the safety issue starts! However, its not due to the radiation which usually is lower in buildings that outside but the state of buildings. We actually went on a private tour, which is a bit different.

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