Scheme and procedure steps of organization and preparation of visiting the exclusion zone and zone of absolute (obligatory) resettlement

Department of visitors, delegations and events arrangement assistance in the exclusion zone of SE "Technical and Information Support Management Center of the exclusion zone" ensures arrangement of entry and information assistance for foreign and Ukrainian representatives and individual persons to Chernobyl exclusion zone area with familiarization purpose.

The date of visit should be agreed preliminary with the chief of Department of visitors, delegations and events arrangement assistance in the exclusion zone (tel. +38 (044) 235-50-14 or +38 (045 93) 5-24-61) because of limited number of envoy officers in the exclusion zone.

When the date of visit is approved, contact person (applied for visit) must have send written inquiry to the State Exclusion Zone Agency ten office days prior the official visit via fax (+38 (045 93) 5-14-28) or email (

To date following routes are available in the exclusion zone:

№1. "Dytyatky" checkpoint – Cherevach village – Zalissya village – Chernobyl town [More details]
№2.Town of Chernobyl (site neaby St. Ilya Church) [More details]
№3. Town of Chernobyl (St. Ilya Church, Memorial "To Those who Saved the World", Wormwood Star memorial). [More details]
№4. Town of Chernobyl – Paryshiv village (Opachychi village, Kupuvate village). [More details]
№5. Town of Chernobyl – ChNPP – Production complex Vektor (clean zone) – radioactive waste disposal site Buryakivka (clean zone). [More details]
№6. Town of Chernobyl – ChNPP – cooling pond. [More details]
№7. Town of Chernobyl – Town of Pripyat. [More details]
№8. Town of Chernobyl – object Chernobyl-2. [More details]
№9. Town of Chernobyl – Krasno village. [More details]
№10.Town of Chernobyl – Poliske town. [More details]
№11.Town of Chernobyl – summer camp “Fairy tale”. [More details]

The inquiry must include following information:

• Full names, citizenship and passport data of every member of group, legal information of an individual or institution organizing the visit;;
• Purpose of the visit;
• Duration (time and date of arrival and departure);
• Objects (routes) of interest;
• Amount and nature of necessary information;
• Officials to meet with (for official delegations - if necessary).
• Transport details: car brand and plate number

The inquiry must provide full answers to all the questions, without abbreviations and acronyms.

Absence of any medical contraindications for visiting the exclusion zone (in conditions of ionizing radiation) must be additionally indicated in the inquiry.

Provided services are paid. Payment is fixed and includes following:

1. Arrangement of program fee (for the whole group) - 2000.00 grn. (foreign citizens); 495.00 grn. (Ukrainian citizens);
2. Guiding fee per person per day - 500.00 grn. (foreign citizens); 140.00 grn. (Ukrainian citizens);

Typical program
Of one-day visit for delegations and individuals to the exclusion zone

08.30-09.00 departure from Kyiv

10.30-11.00 pass through Dytiatky police and dosimetry control checkpoint on the border of the 30-km Exclusion Zone (exclusion zone and the zone of absolute (mandatory resettlement), passport check, instruction of radiation safety rules and briefing with envoy officer of SE Technical and Information Support Management Center of the exclusion zone, insurance papers check.

Note. During the briefing visitors shortly informed about the exclusion zone (including ChNPP), problems of the area, get acquainted with the main directions of works performed in the exclusion zone by enterprises of the State Exclusion Zone Agency.

11.30-14.00 Sightseeing tour to the 10 km Zone of following objects (in accordance with route):
Chernobyl town - Memorial "To Those who Saved the World" – "Leliv" checkpoint – drive to Chernobyl NPP through almost fully buried Kopachi village – drive around Chernobyl NPP – stop near observation deck of "Shelter" object ("Sarcofagus") – visiting observation pavilion – drive to "ghost" town Pripyat - sightseeing Pripyat town (no entry to the buildings) – object "Chernobyl- 2" – "Leliv" checkpoint (radiation check) – drive to Chernobyl town.

14.00 Visiting Paryshiv village (Opachychi village, Kupuvate village) and meeting the local inhabitants (so called "re-settlers") – elderly people who refused to be evacuated and leave their native homes after the disaster. Seeing conditions of their life and problems they have. Drive to Chernobyl town.

15.00 Sightseeing Chernobyl town: Wormwood Star memorial, St. Ilya Church, Memorial "To Those who Saved the World", photo stop at the place with robots and vehicles used to clean the radioactive fallout.

16.00 Lunch at the Chernobyl canteen (ecologically clean).

16.45 Departure from Chernobyl town

17.00 Pass through "Dytiatky" checkpoint

A letter sample

Ref. № 1789 (for organizations)

In attention of
the State agency of Ukraine on
Exclusion zone management


We ask you to assist us in organizing the visit to the exclusion zone and the zone of absolute (compulsory) resettlement with educational purpose for public:


Date of visit:

The list of objects of a visit include:

• Sightseeing Chernobyl: memorial "To those who saved the world" Memorial "Wormwood Star", Saint Ilia Church.
• The observation point of "Shelter object"
• Villages: Kopachi and Zalissia, Korogod, Opachychi, Kupovate .
• Review of Pripyat with capturing the central area of the city, amusement park and stadium.
• Object Chernobyl-2, photography.
• Visit the resetlers in the village Paryshiv.

Tour Members acquainted with the rules of stay in the zone.

The aforementioned persons have no medical contraindications to stay in an area with high levels of ionizing radiation.

The terms of payment are familiar and payment guarantee.



Thank you in advance, Name and contact information

The ORDER of MOE of Ukraine on November 2, 2011. № 1157 on approval of visiting the exclusion zone and zone of absolute (compulsory) resettlement.


01133, city Kyiv, Lesya Ukrainka Blvd, 26

Phone/Fax: (044) 594-82-42

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