Level-two travel warning issued for Bahamas

US Department of State issued lately travel advisory against Bahamas with a level-two warning for violent crime that includes sexual assault as well as armed robberies.

The 700-plus islands of Bahamas are darling places of American tourism and in 2018 about 10 percent of all the American outbound tourism visited this part of Caribbean.

There are four levens of warning that range from exercising normal precautions to do not travel. In the latest warning tourists are advised to exercise caution in the Over the Hill area and Fish Fry at Arawak City in Nassau.

The advisory added, “Although the family islands are not crime-free, the vast majority of crime occurs on New Providence and Grand Bahama Islands.”

Presently level-two travel advisories are for fifteen countries including Netherlands, Spain, Germany and France. Antarctica has a level-two warning too due to its environmental hazards posed by extreme and unpredictable weather.

Level-four warning is only for Afghanistan due to terrorism, crime, civil unrest and armed conflict. It is strictly advised to draft a will and make funeral plans before making a visit to the country.

There is currently no level-three advisory for any country.

Paul Linus