We see the US issue travel warnings about travel to other countries all the time, though I don’t typically pay as much attention to travel advisories from other countries. However, following several shootings in the US the past week (and month, and year, and decade, and…), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Bahamas has issued a warning for their citizens traveling to the US, as follows:
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.
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.
A sign of the times, I suppose…