Travel warning for the Bahamas

Travel Warning for the Bahamas

In March 22, 2019

The State Department recently issued a travel warning for those planning a trip to the Bahamas in the near future. While criminal activities such as burglaries, armed robberies and sexual assault in the Bahamas are on the rise, travelers are warned to “exercise extreme caution”. The article states “The State Department advises those who wish to travel to the Bahamas to take the following precautions:

• Exercise caution in the area known as “Over the Hill” (south of Shirley Street) and the Fish Fry at Arawak Cay in Nassau, especially at night.

• Do not answer your door at your hotel/residence unless you know who it is.

• Do not physically resist any robbery attempt.• Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.

• Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.• Review the Crime and Safety Report for the Bahamas.

• U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency and medical situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist.”

Furthermore, the travel warning mentions “Activities involving commercial recreational watercraft, including water tours, are not consistently regulated. Watercraft are often not maintained, and many companies do not have safety certifications to operate in The Bahamas.”

To find out more information on the travel warning against the Bahamas, click here or visit travel.state.gov.

Safe travels from your Official Travel Documents team!

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