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Public Notice! Bahamas Travel Notice

As you may have seen in the media, on January 26, 2024, the U.S. Department of State updated its The Bahamas Travel Advisory and it is at a Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution due to crime. We have received some questions about this and with the Bahamas being a popular spring break destination, we wanted to make sure that you are aware. Please share with people you know who may be traveling to the Bahamas soon. 

  •  Travel Protection: Should anyone want to cancel as a result of seeing press about this warning, normal cancellation fees will apply — travel companies won’t waive them, and this is not a covered reason through the company’s travel protection provider.
  • Embassy Contact Information: We advise travelers to ensure they have the contact information for the nearest U.S. Embassy:

                U.S. Embassy Nassau
                #42 Queen Street
                Nassau, The Bahamas
                Telephone - +(242) 322-1181
                Emergency - +(242) 357-7004

  • State Department Information:
  • Notes: 
    • Remember that when taking a land vacation to other countries, you should review your personal security plans including communications preparedness/connectivity, monitor local news for breaking events and always remain vigilant.
      • The majority of crime occurs on New Providence (Nassau) and Grand Bahama (Freeport) islands.
      • Exercise caution in the area known as "Over the Hill" (south of Shirley Street) especially at night.
      • Do not answer your door at your hotel/residence unless you know who it is.
      • Do not physically resist any robbery attempt.
    • if you are traveling by cruise ship, to The Bahamas, please be aware that the cruise lines do everything they can to ensure the safety of their passengers and their ships, and cruising remains a very safe way to travel. If violence escalates and cruise lines feel it is unsafe to travel, they will change the itinerary.
    • We cannot decide for you whether you should or shouldn’t travel to The Bahamas, this information is advisory in nature and may change at any time. 

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