US State Department Issues Travel Advisory for the Bahamas


With sandy beaches, luscious palm trees, and a vibrant nightlife scene, it’s not hard to understand why the Bahamas is such a popular holiday destination. Many tourists also love the island’s Bahamian culture and scrumptious eats.

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However, like all popular travel sites, the ability to exercise certain precautions goes a very long way. Looking after one’s personal belongings, keeping an eye on drinks, and being extra vigilant after dark can spare people from very negative experiences.

Americans who travel overseas are always advised to keep up with notices from the US State Department and maintain awareness of how to find a US Embassy wherever they are.

Just yesterday, the State Department issued a very clear travel advisory for American citizens traveling to the Bahamas.

Here’s what all Americans need to know

Per the State Department’s public notice, Grand Bahama (Freeport) islands and Providence Nassau now fall under the umbrella of high-crime areas.

Furthermore, Americans who find themselves in Nassau’s Over The Hill community remain advised to watch out. In the event of robberies, it is the view of the State Department that travelers shouldn’t resist or fight to hold onto their belongings.