Barcelona also has an access regulation in place.
From December 2017 to 31 December 2018 Barcelona has an emergency scheme in place.
There are two areas for the scheme: “Zona de Bajas Emisiones Intrarrondas” in the inner city of Barcelona and larger “Zona de Bajas Emisiones del Àmbit40”.
From 1 January 2019 this scheme becomes a permanent low emission zone.
Dates and details
During episodes of high air pollution no vehicles without emission sticker are allowed to circulate.
and in the Zona de Bajas Emisiones Intrarrondas (inner city Barcelona):
Type of restriction
Emergency scheme; low emission zone
Barcelona public transport
Low Emission Zones in and around Barcelona
yellow area: Àmbit-40 (Zona de Bajas Emisiones del Àmbit40 (outer city and neighbouring municipalities))
orange area: Low Emission Zone in the inner city (Zona de Bajas Emisiones Intrarrondas)
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Need to Register?
Registered vehicle owners get the appropriate sticker send by mail without ordering it.
Foreign vehicles affected?
Hours of operation
On high pollution events
From 1 January 2019 Monday to Saturday; from 1 January 2020 permanent
Spain now has four emission stickers.The cities can use them also for incentives or bans of certain vehicles.
Putting the sticker on your windshild is voluntary - as the scheme is camera enforced.
Electric vehicles, PHEV (minimum range 40 km), PHEV (minimum range < 40 km), gas-hybrids: LPG, CNG, LNG, fuel cell.
Local name for the scheme
Episodio de contaminación; Zona de Bajas Emisiones del Àmbit40; Zona de Bajas Emisiones Intrarrondas
Barcelona air quality plan
Barcelona city website