Bahamas Issues Travel Warning For Its Citizens Traveling To U.S.

July 10, 2016  |  

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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.

“Pay attention to the public notices and news announcements in the city that you are visiting,” the statement by Bahamian authorities concluded.

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