Phase 1: 1.2.2017 in Antwerp; During 2018 in Mechelen; 1.1.2020 in Gent :
petrol: Euro 1
petrol: Euro 2
1. September 2027:
petrol: Euro 3
petrol: Euro 4
Some vehicles can enter the city after paying. See below.
The low emission zone is like in London, where foreigners have to register their vehicle before entering the first time. This is because the information is not on the Belgian vehicle database. This can be done online. Check here to find out if your vehicle is allowed in the LEZ, or in Flemish, French or German. If no Euro standard is given on your vehicle papers then the date of first registration will be used to identify the emissions standard.
All vehicles with four wheels or more.
These cars can only enter the LEZ after paying:
- diesel vehicles Euro 3 without DPF
- vehicles older than 40 years
- specialized vehicles Euro 2 for maintenance or utility work
Vehicles that are exempted (see Exemptions) and have standard Euro 2 pay the regular tariff.
Payments can be made for one day (valid until 6 A.M. the following morning), one week, one month, three months, six months or a year.
key: blue shaded area is the LEZ
Belgian vehicles: No
Dutch drivers don't have to register for Antwerp (see here for more information) Foreign vehicles and certain other vehicles (see below): Yes.
Your vehicle must be on the Belgian national vehicle register. The register also needs to have all the relevant information.
Yes, are affected.
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.
In 2017 the penalty will be in 125€.
As of 1 February 2018 the penalty will be higher for repeated infringements:
There is a flemish scheme that cities can use to implement a LEZ.
The following vehicles can always enter the LEZ without registration if they have a Belgian licence plate:
- petrol, LPG or natural gas vehicle with minimum standard Euro 1
- diesel vehicles with minimum standard Euro 4
- diesel cars with Euro norm 3, with a filter for which a Flemish premium was applied for
- agricultural vehicle (emission standard IIIa, IIIb and IV)
- electric vehicles
- hydrogen-powered vehicles
- plug-in hybrid vehicles
- vans for the transport of persons with disabilities (list based on Decree 12/21/2012)
- emergency services
- army vehicles
- oversized transports that are authorised by the authority with a special permit
In addition, vehicles that do not meet the emissions requirements may enter the LEZ up to 8 times a year with a LEZ day pass.
Leaflet LEZ Gent
Tel.: 09 210 10 10