The Bahamas Travel Warning
Issued by U.S. Department of State
Sep 16, 2003
This Travel Warning is being issued to warn U.S. citizens to avoid travel to the Bahamas at this time due to the threat posed by Hurricane Isabel, and to reflect the State Departments decision to allow the voluntary departure of nonemergency U.S. Government personnel and family members of U.S. Government personnel.
The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to defer travel to the Bahamas. Hurricane Isabel has been classified as a Category 5 Hurricane with sustained winds of over 155 miles per hour. The U.S. State Department has given permission for nonemergency U.S. personnel and family members of U.S. personnel in the Bahamas to depart the Bahamas voluntarily.
U.S. citizens in the Bahamas should consider departing until the storm has passed. If staying in the Bahamas, locate shelter, monitor media reports and follow all official instructions. Visitors to the Bahamas should return to their hotels or cruise ships for further information and instructions.
For further information about travel to the Bahamas and current conditions there, please read the Bahamas Consular Information Sheet at http://www.travel.state.gov
or call the U.S. Embassy at: (242) 322-1181, after hours: (242) 328-2206.