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The Bahamas Becomes Double Alerted

November 15, 2021 • 7:41 pm CST
(Vax Before Travel)

The U.S. Department of State issued a Level 3 Travel Advisory for The Bahamas on November 15, 2021, to alert prospective visitors there is often crime in certain areas.

The State Department says most crime occurs on New Providence and Grand Bahama islands.

In Nassau, exercise caution in the “Over the Hill” area south of Shirley Street.

And activities involving commercial, recreational watercraft, including water tours, are not consistently regulated. For example, Jet-ski operators have been known to commit sexual assaults against tourists.

Suppose you decide to travel to The Bahamas. In that case, the State Department says to review the Crime and Safety Report and enroll in the Smart Traveler Program to receive Alerts and make it easier to be located in an emergency.

The U.S. Embassy Nassau is located at #42 Queen Street, Nassau, The Bahamas.

Separately, the U.S. CDC updated Level 3 Travel Alert says there is a very high level of COVID-19 throughout The Bahamas. Because of the current situation, all travelers may be at risk for getting and spreading COVID-19 variants.

Travelers should follow recommendations or requirements in the Bahamas, including wearing a mask and staying 6 feet apart from others.

Furthermore, the CDC suggests visitors are up-to-date on all routine vaccines before every trip to The Bahamas, such as Chickenpox, Measles-Mumps-Rubella, Polio, and Shingles.