Bahamian Authorities Issue Travel Advisory to U.S. In Wake Of Recent Shootings
Officials at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration in the Bahamas issued a travel advisory to the United States following the recent shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota.
“We wish to advise all Bahamians traveling to the US but especially to the affected cities to exercise appropriate caution generally,” they said in a statement. “In particular young males are asked to exercise extreme caution in affected cities in their interactions with the police. Do not be confrontational and cooperate.”
“If there is any issue, please allow consular offices for The Bahamas to deal with the issues,” officials said. “Do not get involved in political or other demonstrations under any circumstances and avoid crowds.”
Officials also urged residents to “pay attention to the public notices and news announcements in the city that you are visiting.”
It is reportedly very rare for a country to issue a travel advisory to the United States.
The U.S. State Department usually warns residents to avoid travel to certain other countries because of security risks or disease outbreaks.