Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to visit Chernobyl?
YES! It is safe, if you don't do any crazy stuff there and follow your guide's instructions. It's been 20 years since the Chernobyl accident, and the radiation level is very low now. In fact, it is the same as in Kiev. Your route is absolutely safe, but make sure you keep to it. Also, do not contact with objects that easily adsorb radiation. Otherwise, you may be exposed to radiation that may damage your health.
How can I get to Chernobyl?
First, you need to book a place. Then, you come to Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. We usually meet our groups at 9:00 AM at a meeting point, get on a bus and leave for Chernobyl.
How much does it cost to go on a Chernobyl tour?
The standard price for a group of 16 people is $160 per person. The lowest possible price for an English speaking group is $95 per person (on condition you get a group of 50+ people). Prices for individual tours for one person and more are negotiated individually.
Have Pripyat and Chernobyl got the same meaning?
Chernobyl is a district center of Kiev region. Pripyat is the abandoned town in the Chernobyl area.The town was founded as a place of residence of people who built and worked on the Nuclear Power Station. A travel to Pripyat includes in the trip plan. You can find more details about the Pripyat tour.
Does the tour include visits to the Pripyat ghost city and adjacent villages?
Yes. You will visit Pripyat as well as the Opachychi village. For more information, please, read theTour Plan.
Can I take pictures or make videos on tour?
Yes. Pictures and video are allowed, except for the Dytyatky checkpoint. For more information, please, read the Rules.
Can I go by my own car?
No. Transport for visiting the zone is provided exclusively by the Chernobyl zone. All cars get checked for radiation when they leave the zone. So, in case radiation level of your personal vehicle exceeds standards, it may be confiscated. For more information, please, read the Rules.
You may also buy or rent the following equipment:
1) Geiger Counter, a devise used to show radiation level
2) T-shirts, a present form the zone, so all your friend will know that you have been on a Chernobyl tour.
Do I need some special safe costumes or other safe cloth?
Make sure you keep to the following rules:
1) Wear clothes that fully cover your body (long-sleeved shirts, jeans, pants. No shorts allowed.)
2) Wear closed shoes