When making vacation plans, Americans may want to take into consideration a highly insulting travel advisory issued by the Bahamas.
The majority-black Caribbean nation — 90 percent — felt compelled to warn it citizens about traveling to the United States in light of a two recent shootings of black men by police officers, the Washington Post reported.
“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 advisory says. “We wish to advise all Bahamians traveling to the US but especially to the affected cities to exercise appropriate caution generally.”
And the kicker, Bahamians are warned about cops in America — even though few facts are known about the recent shootings.
“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 adds.
Despite the rush to judgement, no advisories were issued warning Bahamian law enforcement officers coming to America about possible sniper attacks.
The Post noted that the travel advisory was not the first time foreign travelers have been warned about visiting the U.S.
Amid riots following police shootings last year, France warned residents against travel to St. Louis, Cleveland and Baltimore.
Canada, Germany and others have in the past also warned their citizens about deadly gun violence when traveling to the United States, but none updated their travel warnings this week.
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