Mechelen will implemented a Low Emission Zone in latest summer 2018.
The details aren't clear, yet. But Mechelen's LEZ will be based on the LEZ Antwerpen and on the Flemish framework.

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Belgium Antwerp LEZ road sign end Belgium Antwerp LEZ road sign start

not decided yet.
Likely to be similar to the other Belgian LEZs, that the vehicle needs to be on the Belgian national vehicle database. Therefore it is likely that:
Belgian vehicles: No
Foreign vehicles and perhaps certain other vehicles : Yes.
No further details available yet for Gent. We will put any further details here when they are available.

Yes, are affected.




In 2017 the penalty will be in 125€.

As of 1 February 2018 the penalty will be higher for repeated infringements:

  • for the first time it will be 150€
  • the second time it will be 250€
  • further offences within 12 months will be 350€

Euro 3 diesel vehicles with a particulate filter can enter until 2019 (after registering).
More information on particle filters
Some Flemish vehicles can get financial support for fitting diesel particulate filters.

There is a flemish scheme that cities can use to implement a LEZ.





Euro 4/IV or Euro 3/III+DPF

Until 31.12.2019



from 1.1.2020 to 31.12.2024



from 1.1.2025 to 31.08.2027


Euro 6d-temp/VI

from 1.9.2027 on


Euro 6d/VI

from 1.1.2028 on



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