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The Brussels-Capital Region will implement a Low Emission Zone 1st January 2018.

The minimum standards are:

diesel: Euro 2

diesel: Euro 3

petrol: Euro 2
diesel: Euro 4

diesel: Euro 5

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.

Cars, vans <3.5t, busses and tour busses

not decided yet

The LEZ includes the entire Brussels-Capital Region.
Belgium Brussels map
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
not decided yet

Belgian vehicles: No

From summer 2018 on:
Foreign vehicles: Yes. The registration is mandatory and free of charge.

Yes, are affected and need to get registered.


camera enforced

not decided yet

Not yet

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 from the LEZ:
- motorised two-wheelers
- lorries > 3.5t delivering goods
- agricultural and forestry tractors
- electric vehicles
- hydrogen-powered vehicles
- motorhomes
- 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
- exceptional traffic
- vehicles of handicapped people with the proper parking card
- vehicles equipped with a wheelchair lift
- vehicles especially adapted for markets, fairs, parades and mobile businesses
- school busses


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