The Bahamas’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration is warning its citizens traveling to the United States of recent tensions in some American cities over shootings of young black males by police officers.
The government of the majority-black Caribbean nation emphasized in an statement Friday that its travelers should avoid crowds and demonstrations in the U.S. Young men, specifically, should “exercise extreme caution in affected cities in their interactions with the police … Do not be confrontational and cooperate.”
The Bahamian travel advisory follows the fatal shootings of two African-American men earlier this week in separate incidents in Louisiana and Minnesota, and after five police officers were killed and seven others were wounded by a shooter who opened fire during a rally in Dallas.
“Pay attention to the public notices and news announcements in the city that you are visiting,”
Friday’s statement by Bahamian authorities concluded.