The US State Department on Friday posted a travel advisory update urging Americans to “exercise increased caution” in the Bahamas, citing crime.
The Bahamas is listed at Level 2, Exercise Increased Caution, out of 4 advisory levels.
The State Department said Tuesday that the advisory level did not change in its January 26 update.
The State Department advisory comes on the heels of a security alert from the US Embassy in Nassau on January 24 calling attention to 18 murders that have taken place in Nassau since the beginning of 2024. The alert cites gang violence as the primary motive, noting murders have occurred at all hours, “including in broad daylight.”
“We can confirm that one person was killed on the island New Providence, and at least 18 in Nassau since the start of the year,” the State Department said in a statement.