Security Alert – Spring Break

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Nassau, The Bahamas (March 1, 2018) Location: The Bahamas Event: Spring Break. We want you to stay safe during your spring break in The Bahamas. Follow the tips below and exercise caution and good judgment to make your stay a pleasant and safe one. Know Your Environment: Do not ...
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Emergency Message for US Citizens: Hurricane Maria Message #2

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Hurricane Maria Message #2 Nassau, Bahamas, September 19, 2017 The following Emergency Message is being transmitted to alert U.S. citizens to the development of Hurricane Maria.  The National Hurricane Center (NHC; www.nhc.noaa.gov ) reports that Hurricane Maria is headed for the Turks and Caicos Islands.  Hurricane Maria is now a Category Five hurricane ...
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Security Message: U.S. Embassy Nassau phone outage planned for Saturday, June 24, 2017

The U.S. Embassy’s phone lines will be out of service for a planned maintenance outage beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 24, but embassy phone service is expected to be restored by 7:30 p.m. that same day.  For after-hours embassy emergency duty calls during that June 24 timeframe, please dial +242 422-6246. For further ...
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Security Message: Nassau Demonstration Scheduled for Sunday April 2, 2017

A demonstration is scheduled to take place on Sunday April 2, 2017 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm from the parking lot at Scotia Bank Cable Beach Branch (near the Melia and Breezes hotels) and proceeding to the Prime Minister’s Office (near Goodman’s Bay Park). Election season has started in The Bahamas. Demonstrations and/or protests ...
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Zika Virus Update

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its Zika travel guidance on March 10, 2017, recommending that pregnant women not travel to any area where there is a risk of Zika virus infection.  For a world map of the Zika affected areas, please visit CDC’s interactive map . For more information about travel guidance for pregnant women , visit ...
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Good Samaritan Theft Scam

The U.S. Embassy is aware of a scam involving good Samaritans offering to help drivers and passengers of disabled vehicles.  The scam involves someone tampering with a vehicle in advance, such as deflating its tire(s). When the driver attempts to make the repair, a nearby “good Samaritan” offers assistance.  While the driver is distracted, another ...
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Worldwide Caution for U.S. Citizens

As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad.  This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated September ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens – Staying Safe during Spring Break in The Bahamas

We want you to stay safe during your spring break in The Bahamas.  Follow the below tips and exercise caution and good judgment to make your stay a pleasant and safe one. Know Your Environment Do not travel or walk alone after dark or in isolated areas.  Avoid being alone with strangers, jet ski, taxi, ...
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U.S. Town Hall Meeting with U.S. Regional Benefits Office on February 23, 2017

The following message is to notify U.S. citizens living in The Bahamas that a representative of the U.S. Regional Federal Benefits Office will be in Nassau on Thursday, February 23, 2017.  The officer will have a live Guardian Talk Radio segment on “Morning Blend with Dwight Strachan” on Thursday, February 23, from 7:30-8:30 a.m.  A ...
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Temporary Suspension of Services at U.S. Consular Agency in Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands

The following message is to notify U.S. citizens living in and travelling to the Turks & Caicos Islands that office hours and appointments for routine consular services at the U.S. Consular Agency in Providenciales have been temporarily suspended until further notice.  The Embassy hopes to resume services as soon as possible, and apologizes for any ...
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False U.S. Embassy calls involved in financial scam in The Bahamas

The U.S. Embassy alerts the public that there has been an increase in the number of fraudulent calls to U.S. citizens allegedly from the U.S. Embassy in Nassau requesting the immediate transfer of funds to assist in the urgent medical care of a family member in The Bahamas.  In most scenarios, the caller obtains information, ...
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Nassau Majority Rule Day March (Second Planned Demonstration)

A second planned demonstration is scheduled to take place in Nassau on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, during the Bahamas’ Majority Rule Day holiday, commencing at approximately 7:00 a.m. at Windsor Park, proceeding north on East Street, west on Bay Street, and south on Market Street terminating at the Southern Recreation Ground. Even demonstrations intended to ...
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Nassau Majority Rule Day Protest – January 10, 2017

A planned demonstration is scheduled to take place in Nassau on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, during the Bahamas’ Majority Rule Day holiday, commencing at 10:00 a.m. at Arawak Cay (“Fish Fry”) and proceeding east on Bay Street to Rawson Square (“ Parliament”). Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate to violence. ...
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Security Message: Nassau Black Friday Protest Scheduled for November 25, 2016

A #WeMarch demonstration calling for a 12-hour occupation of Bay Street in Nassau is scheduled to take place on Friday, November 25, 2016, commencing at 1:00 p.m. at Arawak Cay (“Fish Fry”) and proceeding east on Bay Street to Rawson Square (“Parliament”). The U.S. Embassy in Nassau advises U.S. citizens to avoid areas of demonstrations, ...
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Security Message: Avoid Sand Trap Area in Nassau

U.S. citizens are advised that the U.S. Embassy in Nassau has placed the Sand Trap off limits to Embassy personnel and their families due to the ongoing association with known criminal elements and the recent shooting incident that killed one person and wounded two others. The establishment also is the launching point for various jet ...
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Security Message: Update on Zika Virus in The Bahamas

November 18, 2016 The U.S. Embassy in Nassau provides this update of its previous message informing U.S. citizens that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a travel notice for The Bahamas  regarding the Zika virus .  The CDC has concluded that the Zika virus is a cause of microcephaly and other severe fetal brain defects ...
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Voting in 2016 U.S. Elections

Act now to ensure your vote counts in November! In order to vote in the November 2016 elections, all overseas U.S. citizens need to have completed a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) in 2016.  Whether you are a first-time voter or have already received ballots and voted absentee in past elections, you must complete an FPCA each year to participate ...
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