Chernobyl to become an ‘official tourist attraction’, with new walking trails and better mobile reception

Chernobyl, the site of the world’s worst nuclear accident, is to become an official tourist attraction, Ukraine’s president has declared. 

Tours to the power plant and its radioactive surroundings have been offered for years, but there has been renewed interest in the 1986 disaster following a critically acclaimed HBO drama. The miniseries, Chernobyl, triggered a spike in visits to the site – as well as criticism of tourists for taking “disrespectful” selfies.  

Government backing will see the addition of walking trails and increased regulation of tours – including the introduction of an electronic ticketing system to crack down on corruption. It will also see efforts to improve mobile phone reception, so those selfies can be uploaded to Instagram without delay. Restrictions on filming the site will also be lifted. 

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