US Department of State issues travel advisory for the Bahamas

BAHAMAS (WTHR) – The U.S. Department of State has issued an “increased caution” travel advisory for the Bahamas due to crime. According to the Department of State, “Violent crime, such as burglaries, armed robberies, and sexual assault, is common, even during the day and in tourist areas.” The advisory issued February 25 says that majority of crime occurs on New Providence and Grand Bahama islands.

If you decide to travel to the Bahamas, the Bureau of Consular Affairs issued these tips: U.S. government personnel are not permitted to visit the Sand Trap area in Nassau due to crime. The department also warns tourists of participating in activities involving recreational watercraft, writing “Jet-ski operators have been known to commit sexual assaults against tourists.” Read more here >>>

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