The Bahamas issues rare warning for U.S. travel after this week's shootings

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Following the deaths of Philando Castile, Alton Sterling and the five police officers in Dallas, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Bahamas issued a rare travel advisory for those traveling to the United States.

In a release on Friday, the Ministry advised those going on vacation (July 10 is Independence Day in The Bahamas, celebrating the nation's independence from the United Kingdom) to take note of "recent tensions in some American cities."

"We wish to advise all Bahamians traveling to the US but especially to the affected cities to exercise appropriate caution generally," the release said.

The Ministry called out young males in particular to exercise "extreme caution" in affected cities and to not be confrontational.

The United States has previously issued travel advisories of their own for Americans traveling to The Bahamas, but it is rare for advisories to be posted against the U.S.

However, France issued a similar warning during following the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson in 2014. Canada, Germany and other countries have warned their citizens about deadly gun violence when traveling to the United States, the Washington Post reported.

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