In July, we revealed how Prime Minister Viktor Orbán expects Hungary to make it into the top 10 of the safest countries in the world, and now it has been deemed one of the safest in Europe according to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) of the government of the United Kingdom.
According to the Daily Star newspaper in the UK, Hungary is one of the safest countries for people to visit, based on rankings released by the FCO. The newspaper has referenced Hungary as a "low security threat" and one of the best holiday destinations.
Last month, János Lázár, the minister heading the Prime Minister’s Office, said the prime minister has expressed his wish to his government that the country must make the top ten list of the world's safest countries.
The minister cited the result of a recent safety survey which placed Hungary 15 out of 163 countries, which he evaluated as a great achievement as this means that Hungary is now one of the world’s safest countries.
The minister pointed out that the government had reinforced the protection of the borders, and urged for a more thorough vetting procedure for border crossers.