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    Introduction

Warning!

There are no stickers in Belgium. Only use official websites to register for LEZs or other schemes. From the city, registration is free, and day pases are much cheaper than they are from other websites.

Antwerp has implemented a Low Emission Zone in 1st February 2017.

Gent will implement a Low Emission Zone in 2020.

Mechelen is planning to implement an LEZ, too. The exact date is not set yet. But is expected for 2020. The details aren't clear, yet. But the LEZ will be based on the LEZ Antwerpen and on the Flemish framework.

The Brussels-Capital Region has implemented a Low Emission Zone 1st January 2018. There is a 9 months transition period. 


The minimum standards are:

1st January 2018:
diesel: Euro 2

2019:
diesel: Euro 3

2020:
petrol: Euro 2
diesel: Euro 4

2022:
diesel: Euro 5

2025:
petrol: Euro 3
diesel: Euro 6

If no Euro standard is given on your vehicle papers then date of first registration will be used to identify the emissions standard.


Electric vehicles with a Belgian licence plate are always allowed to enter the LEZs without registration and for free.

Cars, vans <3.5t, busses and tour busses

    Costs
If your vehicle doesn't meet the minimum standard required you can buy up to 8 times a year a day pass for 35€/day. This will be possible from summer 2018 on.



The LEZ includes the entire Brussels-Capital Region.
Belgium Brussels map
key:
the green shaded area is the entire LEZ
the red line is the excluded motorway ring
blue P: transit parking places (excluded)

The following streets are also excluded from the LEZ:
- la chaussée de Mons (only between the entry and exit of the ring road and the the regional boundary)

- boulevard Henri Simonet

- the round about Henri Simonet

- avenue Joseph Wybran (only between the round about Henri Simonet the regional boundary)

- la route de Lennik (only between the regional boundary and the round about Henri Simonet)


    Road Sign

road sign Bruxelles Belgium LEZ


Belgian vehicles: No

From July 2018 on foreign vehicles must register. The registration is mandatory, free of charge and valid for 3 years. (See below)

Yes, are affected and need to get registered from July 2018 on. There is no online registration link available yet. As soon as available we will put it up here.
Vehicles registered abroad must be registered before entering the Brussels region. This is because the Belgian national vehicle database does not have the data about these vehicles.
Registration is therefore compulsory and free of charge.
 




permanent

    Enforcement
camera enforced

    Penalty

For vehicles registered in Belgium: €350.

However, no new fine is payable until three months after the fine was sent. This allows you to take the necessary steps towards changing your vehicle or to changing your travel habits
A transition phase is planned until October 2018. Until October a warning will be sent. After October a penalty will have to be paid.


For foreign vehicles (they have to get registered even if they meet the access criteria!): €150


Belgium has three parts. Flanders, Brussels and Walloon.
There is a LEZ framework for Flanders. Brussels has a scheme.

    Exemptions

It will be possible to buy a pass for 8 individual days a year to enter Brussels if your car doesn't meet the standards.

The following vehicles are exempted by the LEZ:

  • motorised two-wheelers
  • lorries > 3.5t delivering goods
  • agricultural and forestry tractors
  • electric vehicles
  • hydrogen-powered vehicles
  • priority vehicles (namely vehicles with one or more blue flashing lights and a specific alarm signal. Police vehicles, for example.)
  • emergency vehicles (police, army, civil protection or road authorities)
  • army vehicles
  • historic vehicles registered in Belgium

The following vehicles can request an exemption that is valid for 3 years:

  • exceptional traffic
  • vehicles of handicapped people with the proper parking card
  • vehicles equipped with a wheelchair lift
  • motorhomes
  • historic vehicles registered outside of Belgium
  • vehicles especially adapted for markets, fairs, parades and mobile businesses
  • vehicles specially equipped for maintenance and control of public interest infrastructures and installations
     

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