I want very much to visit Budapest, but I've also been hearing a lot about the political climate under the current government, which seems hostile to foreigners and ethnic minorities. Is it safe to visit Hungary if you are Arab, Jewish, black, Latino, Asian, etc., etc.?

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    I have seen Budapest on New Year's eve, it was such a huge babylon, a single ethnicity would hardly be noticeable. – bipll May 20 '18 at 11:46
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    I know a Dominican guy who lives in Budapest with his American wife and their two young children. He loves it there. – phoog May 20 '18 at 14:42
  • Safer than what? Riding a bicycle without shoes? Not wearing a seat belt? Climbing Mount Everest? Strapping a nuclear weapon to your face and setting it off? – Robert Columbia Nov 25 '18 at 14:37

I guess by "political climate" you mean the government's communication.

The hostile communication definitely dropped after the elections. Second, it mostly only took root in the poorer parts of the countryside. So would you visit a poor village in Hungary as an ethnic person, you may get some hostile looks, but that's the worst even there. If you visited only Budapest, then you would be as safe as any other tourist.

I live in Budapest, and even though I'm Hungarian myself, I see ethnic people every day, and none of them gets attacked or anything.

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