Brussels, 18.2.18. As above.
Removal of restrictions on issue of passports except in the provinces bordering on Holland and in the area bordering on the battle Front, and excluding passports for circulation by automobile. Everyone over 15 to carry an Identity Card. Communication is not allowed between Belgium and abroad, the lines of communication and zone of operations. These measures are taken with a view to reviving trade and at the same time to prevent espionage and the hindering of Belgians from joining hostile forces.