Chernobyl will be remembered for centuries as the place where the worst nuclear accident in history occurred. However, the Ukrainian city will begin to receive tourist visits from 2011. Apparently, specialists are working to establish safe routes for tourists to learn about the explosion that caused the nuclear accident in 1986. We recall that after the disaster, the The so-called exclusion zone (the 48-kilometer area surrounding the reactor) was evacuated and cordoned off. All visits were prohibited due to radiation hazard.
At the moment, about 2,500 employees maintain what remains of the closed nuclear plant and work in shifts to minimize possible traces of radiation . Despite a government ban, hundreds of evacuees wanted to return to their homes in the area. Currently, several companies have offered visits to the restricted area for years, but theoretically these visits are illegal and their safety is not guaranteed.
To regulate the situation, experts are preparing safe and informative travel routes for both Ukrainians and foreign tourists. An exact date on when the visits will begin is still unknown but it is expected to be throughout 2011. The opening of Chernobyl to the public will bring millions of tourists each year, which will allow the damaged area to be rebuilt in a short time.
It seems that this type of destination considered high danger has become fashionable, Chernobyl joins other "attractions" that allow visitors to know unconventional tourist places, such as the concentration camps in Germany, the Czech Republic and Poland. that every year millions of visitors visit, willing to relive the nightmares of the Second World War. In any case, it is part of our history.