The centre of Antwerp has been a low emission zone (LEZ) since 2017. Check here whether your vehicle is permitted to enter the LEZ or whether you need to register your vehicle and/or purchase a low emission zone ticket.
The centre of Brussels has been a low emission zone (LEZ) since 2018. Check here whether your vehicle is permitted to enter the LEZ or whether you need to register your vehicle and/or purchase a low emission zone ticket.
Since 2017, several Belgian cities have established a low emission zone (LEZ). Restrictions are already in place, including in Antwerp, Brussels, Ghent and Mechelen, and various other cities have plans to also restrict access for motor vehicles.
Who and what?
All vehicles must be registered.
Depending on the type and age of the vehicle, a corresponding LEZ ticket must be purchased.
Foreign vehicles (including those registered in France, Germany and the United Kingdom) must be registered separately.
Dutch vehicles are registered automatically in Flanders and Brussels thanks to a reciprocal agreement and therefore do not have to be registered separately. However, a LEZ ticket may still be required. Purchase this separately for the period you wish to drive into and park in one of the low emission zones.
Where and when?
The restrictions apply 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including Sundays and holidays.
The purpose of low emission zones is to reduce particulate matter and CO2 emissions in densely populated areas. The basis for all this is the 2015 European legislation, which states that EU member states may introduce low emission zones to comply with the EU prescribed limit values for harmful substances in the air.
Would you like to know whether you can enter the LEZ with your vehicle? For more information, please visit the low emission zone website of the city you wish to drive to.
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