From February 7, Belgium will introduce a new passport model for traveling abroad, the design of which includes images from famous Belgian comics. So, the updated design of the passport includes images of such heroes as the Smurfs, Boule and Bill, Spirou and Fantasio, Lucky Luke, Largo Winch and others.
“We chose a design that represents our country, its art and culture, with a touch of talent, experience, modesty and humor,” Foreign Minister Sophie Wilmès said. According to daily.afisha.ru, the new document has 48 counterfeit protection elements and is one of the most secure in the world.
In Belgium, a passport is needed only for foreign trips to countries, with which the kingdom does not have visa-free relations. Inside the country, Belgians use plastic ID cards.