State Department urges Bahamas travelers to use ‘extreme caution’ when visiting Nassau

January 30, 2024

United States residents traveling to the Bahamas should exercise “extreme caution” in Nassau in the wake of 18 murders since Jan. 1, the State Department said in a new travel advisory. The embassy urged travelers to:Exercise extreme caution in the eastern part of New Providence Island (Nassau). On Friday, the U.S. State Department posted a travel advisory with additional information, specifying that the majority of crime occurs on New Providence (Nassau) and Grand Bahama (Freeport) islands. There are four alert levels issued by the State Department: Level 1 (exercise normal precautions); Level 2 (exercise increased caution); Level 3 (reconsider travel) and Level 4 (do not travel). At all times, we remind guests to remain aware of their surroundings while ashore and follow all State Department guidelines.