The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration of the Bahamas has issued a travel advisory for citizens traveling to the United States.
The advisory comes in the wake of recent tensions in some American cities over shootings of young black males by police officers.
The ministry advises all Bahamians traveling to the United, but especially to the affected cities, to exercise appropriate caution and in particular young males are asked to exercise extreme caution.
Bahamians traveling to the United States are asked to not get involved in political or other demonstrations under any circumstances and avoid crowds, says the ministry
Authorities say if Bahamians face any issues, to please allow consular offices for the Bahamas to handle them.
The Bahamas has consular offices in New York, Washington, Miami and Atlanta and honorary consuls in Los Angeles, Denver, Chicago and Houston.