Bahamas Issues Travel Warning For Its Citizens Traveling To U.S.
The Bahamas’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration has issued a travel warning to its citizens traveling to the U.S. According to CNN, after a week of “tensions in some American cities over shootings of young black males by police officers.”
In a statement released on Friday (July 8) by the government of the majority-black Caribbean nation, there was an emphasis on travelers avoiding crowds and demonstrations on U.S. soil, and a warning for young men specifically to “exercise extreme caution in affected cities in their interactions with the police … Do not be confrontational and cooperate.”
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This warning comes before the country’s Independence Day on Monday, a public holiday in which many Bahamians travel to the United States, and after the deaths of Alton Sterling in Baton Rogue and Philando Castile in Minnesota by police officers.