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There is currently one Low Emission Zone in Portugal

Dates and details
First phase July 2011 to January 2012 - Zone 1 vehicles manufactured before 1992 (usually Euro 1)

Second phase January 2012 – January 2015
- Zone 1 vehicles manufactured before 1996 (usually Euro 2)
- Zone 2 vehicles manufactured before 1992 (usually Euro 1)

A third phase has been in place since 15 January 2015.
- Zone 1: Vehicles manufactured after 2000 (usually Euro 3)
- Zone 2: Vehicles manufactured after 1996 (usually Euro 2)

Vehicles affected
All vehicles, light and heavy, petrol and diesel.

Alternative transport
Lisbon public transport buses and tram
Lisbon public transport metro

Scheme Boundary
Lisbon map

Key: green area = LEZ Zone 1, yellow area = LEZ Zone 2, dotted red = exempted roads

Road Sign
Portugal Lisbon low emission zone LEZ road sign

Need to Register?

Retrofitting allowed?

Retrofit Details
The filter must be one of those approved by the IMT - Institute for Mobility and Transport, with documentation stating the emissions reduction.
Which particulate filter is valid where in Europe
Lisbon particulate filter exemption

Hours of operation
Phase 1: Monday – Saturday, 08:00-20:00

Phase 2: Monday - Saturday 07:00 to 21:00



National Scheme
Not yet

• Emergency vehicles and special
• Historic Vehicles
• Residents: Zone 2 - Lisbon residents, Zone 1 - resident within the Zone 1

Registration for exemptions from the city website.

Local name for the scheme
ZER - Zona de Emissões Reduzidas

City website
Lisbon city website
Lisbon leaflet
More information about the Lisbon LEZ

Portugal Schemes

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