Kidnapping near popular tourist destination in Lebanon

Security forces have yet to find any sign of five Czech tourists and their taxi driver who disappeared near the west Bekaa town of Kefraya, a popular tourist destination. The driver of the taxi van has been confirmed to be the brother of a Lebanese man held by authorities in the Czech Republic on suspicion of terrorism and drug trafficking.

Advice For Travellers

Travellers should be cautious and reconsider any overland travel in Lebanon due to lack of personal security and possible terrorist activity.