First impressions from Belarus Exclusion zone
Last December, the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone in Belarus opened its doors for anyone willing to see the dead lands first-hand. Since then about 80 tourists, most of them foreigners, have visited it.
“Yesterday we walked around the resettled villages, went into empty houses,” the guide of the tourist group describes the first day of the excursion.
In Ukraine, for example, such excursions have been held for ten years. About 60,000 tourists visit the Chernobyl zone there every year. Belarusian side has no Pripyat or power station to visit, untouched nature and uniqueness of the territory is the thing.