Level 2 Travel advisory updated for the Bahamas by the US Department of State
November 26th, 2019 – The Level 2 Travel Advisory for the Commonwealth of the Bahamas has been updated by the US Department of State.
The State Department reissued this ‘Exercise Increased Caution’ advisory on November 26, 2019, focused on Freeport, Grand Bahamas.
The updated advisory says ‘Although the family islands are not crime-free, the vast majority of crime occurs on New Providence and Grand Bahama islands. U.S. government personnel are not permitted to visit the area known by many visitors as the Sand Trap area in Nassau due to crime.’
‘Activities involving commercial recreational watercraft, including water tours, are not consistently regulated. And, jet-ski operators have been known to commit sexual assaults against tourists. Read more >>