Chornobyl tourism is booming

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Chornobyl tourism is running at twice the level of last year, reports Ukraine’s State Agency of Exclusion Zone Management.

With October recording a monthly record, 107,000 tourists have visited this year. The authorities cite “increased interest in the Chornobyl NPP after the release of HBO’s mini-series Chernobyl.” 

Foreigners account for 80% of visitors. Top countries are: Britain – 15,738; Poland – 9,378; Germany – 7,826; US – 5,580; and  Czech Republic — 4,063.

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