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YPT Resumes Independent Chernobyl Tours!

As the world slowly begins to ease into the ‘’new normal’’ we’re gradually beginning to ease back into running tours, in accordance with health and safety guidelines. Today, we’re happy to announce that we have reopened the possibility to carry out our independent Chernobyl tours to both Belarus and Ukrainian Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.

Ukraine is gradually opening up to tourism. Hotels are now open for business in Kyiv as they are in the Chernobyl exclusion zone. Overnight tours are now available with one of our expert guides who have been running tours in the zone since it was first opened over 9 years ago.

Entry requirements to Ukraine in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic have been eased. The majority of foreigners are now permitted to enter and regular flight services have been resumed. People travelling from countries classed as the Green zone / less than 40 active cases per 100,000 population do not need to self-isolate. However, those entering from Red Zone countries / 40 active cases per 100,000 population, need to undergo the standard 14-day quarantine.

We have been safely taking people into the Zone for over eight years. We understand that a visit to Chernobyl is a bucket list travel item for many clients and we ensure an experience that doesn’t disappoint. We work together with trusted local contacts who have been guiding tours around the zone for almost a decade and know it inside and out. Their stories from life around Chernobyl never fail to fascinate. We tailor-make all of our trips and ensure the ultimate, isolated, nuclear wasteland adventure that you won’t get on generic group tours.

All of our tours to Chernobyl begin either in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv or the Belarussian capital of Minsk, and all of our many group tours make the most of this, by not only seeing the best sites but also taking you on a few crazy nights out in Kyiv including the infamous hospital bar or visiting the unique Stalin Line in Minsk.

For those with a specialist interest in nuclear power and the Chernobyl disaster, we can arrange private tours from one to five days long with our private guide focusing on specific areas of your interest. We can also arrange permits to enter inside the infamous reactor 4 where the original meltdown occurred.

Get in touch with us today to begin planning your Chernobyl adventure

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