Published On: Sun, Jul 10th, 2016

Travel advisory issued for U.S. because of police shootings

The Bahamas' Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration is warning its citizens traveling to the United States of "recent tensions in some American cities over shootings of young black males by police officers."

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration has taken a note of the recent tensions in some American cities over shootings of young black males by police officers. The warning comes ahead of the country’s Independence Day on Monday.

“At the commencement of the Independence holiday weekend, many Bahamians will no doubt use the opportunity to travel, in particular to destinations in the United States.

We wish to advise all Bahamians traveling to the US but especially to the affected cities to exercise appropriate caution generally. 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. Do not get involved in political or other demonstrations under any circumstances and avoid crowds.

The Bahamas has consular offices in New York, Washington, Miami and Atlanta and honorary consuls in Los Angeles, Denver, Chicago and Houston.”

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