By NAN Contributor
News Americas, TORONTO, Canada, Tues. June 7, 2016: The government of Canada is warning Canadians to “exercise a high degree of caution” when traveling to the Bahamas.
The cautionary warning, updated on June 3rd and listed as current as of Monday, June 6th, is especially focused on the “high rates of crime, especially in Nassau,” the country’s capital, the Government of Canada notice stated.
A detailed note on the Canada’s government site travel.gc.ca, warns that “there has been an increase in armed robberies targeting tourists in Nassau” and sexual assaults are also on the rise.
Canadians are being warned to “stay alert to your surroundings at all times, even in areas normally considered safe and avoid deserted beaches and do not walk alone, particularly after dark.”
“Incidents take place in populated and isolated areas, and even in daylight hours,” the government notice further warns. “Do not carry large sums of cash or wear expensive jewellery. Ensure that your personal belongings, passports and other travel documents are secure at all times. If you are threatened by robbers, stay calm and do not resist. Home invasions are also of concern in Nassau.”