Last week's episodes of police violence and subsequent protests in the United States have prompted government officials in the Bahamas to issue a travel advisory for its residents who plan to visit America.
"The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration has taken a note of the recent tensions in some American cities over shootings of young black males by police officers," the travel advisory states. "We wish to advise all Bahamians traveling to the US but especially to the affected cities to exercise appropriate caution generally. In particular young males are asked to exercise extreme caution in affected cities in their interactions with the police. Do not be confrontational and cooperate."
The advisory urges Bahamians against getting involved "in political or other demonstrations under any circumstances" and to "avoid crowds."
The travel advisory comes after last week's fatal police shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile in Louisiana and Minnesota, respectively, and the Dallas sniper attack during a police violence protest that killed five law enforcement officers.