During the world’s worst nuclear disaster at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in 1986, Belarus, lying 16km from Chernobyl was hit brutally hard by the catastrophic fallout. 66% of the territory of Belarus was contaminated with cesium-137. In response, the Belarussian government set up an exclusion zone around their contaminated territory for decades. Only now, they have decided to open it to those holding permits and accompanied by a representative from the Belarussian government.
Inside the exclusion zone is a treasure trove of Soviet artifacts and relics, from abandoned boats and factories to watchtowers and propaganda centres, this is an area truly trapped in 1986!
Luckily, YPT have been pioneering travel to nuclear exclusion zones for the past decade and we can get you inside. You simply submit a copy of your passport and we go through our contacts and take care of all the paperwork. Belarus, itself a very closed off country until recently, now has a handy 30 day visa free entry for a vast number of countries provided you enter and exit via Minsk airport.
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Want to extend your YPT adventure? Join one of our great tour extensions
● Twin-share accomodation
● All transportation to complete itinerary
● Entrance fees (except otherwise mentioned)
● Registration of passes to the border zone
● Belarussian government escort.
● YPT Tour leader
● Visa fees (if needed)
● Letter of invitation (if needed)
● Travel insurance
● Personal expenses
● Tips for local guides and drivers
We have expert guides ready to help answer any questions you may have.