Warning: Travel Advisory for Bahamians Visiting The United States

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In the wake of high profile shootings this week in Falcon Heights (Minnesota), Baton Rouge (Louisiana), and Dallas (Texas), the The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration in the Bahamas has taken note of the recent tensions and yesterday issued a Travel Advisory for Bahamians visiting the United States.Screen Shot 2016-07-09 at 8.41.03 PM

According to the press release:

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.

It goes on to say that The Bahamas has consular offices in New York, Washington, Miami and Atlanta and honorary consuls in Los Angeles, Denver, Chicago and Houston, and that citizens should pay attention to “public notices” and “news announcements” in any city that they visit.

Bottom Line:

While it seems wise to remind travelers to not get involved in political demonstrations in foreign countries, I can’t decide if this press release issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration is necessary – or just inflammatory. What do you think?




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  1. What’s inflammatory about this warning? Americans often read travel warnings for other countries without reading those from other countries about their own country. We live in the most heavily armed country in the world. In addition, the current political rhetoric is such that people of certain populations should be aware that cautions they might not take in their own country might be warranted here. These kinds of warnings for the U.S.have always existed and will likely become even more common now.

  2. Please explain how this could be (mis)construed as inflammatory. I see nothing wrong with this advisory, and unfortunately, this is the situation we are in. I wish these incidents did not occur, but here we are, there is an added element of danger, and thus you have an advisory, as you would anywhere else. People travelling need to be aware and careful. Sounds pretty basic to me.

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