ST. PAUL -- The government of the Bahamas has issued a rare travel advisory for any of its citizens visiting the U.S., noting that young males should in particular take care.

A statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the Caribbean nation warns visitors to "exercise appropriate caution" amid tensions in some U.S. cities over the shootings of young black males by police officers.

The advisory says, "In particular young males are asked to exercise extreme caution in affected cities in their interactions with the police. Do not be confrontational and cooperate."

The ministry also advises people not to get involved in demonstrations and to avoid crowds.

The U.S. regularly issues travel advisories for Americans visiting other countries. In January, the U.S. Embassy in Nassau put out a warning over crime in the Bahamian capital, which prompted complaints from business owners in the tourism dependent island nation.