The Crit’Air sticker is mandatory from 1st July 2017 on if you want to drive during a pollution event or in a resticted area (low emission zone).
There is a pollution emergency scheme in operation during high pollution events. This replaces the odd-even number plate scheme that was previously in operation.
There is already a LEZ in permanent operation in Paris and an Access Regulation.
Foreigners can buy their stickers here.
Dates and details
There are two levels of the scheme:
If the information-recommendation level is predicted to last more than 2 days, it turns to an alert level.
On 23rd January 2017: vehicles must have at least a Crit'air sticker number 4, from 5.30am to midnight.
Alternative transport options
Type of restriction
The whole area within the A86 motorway. The A86 is the Paris outer ring road, also called the 'super-périphérique'
Foreign vehicles affected?
Foreign vehicles are affected.
Hours of operation
During prolonged pollution events for PM or NO2.
For example on the 30 December, and from the 6th to the 10th December 2016.
Manual by police
The penalty is 68 € for light vehicles and powered three wheelers and 135 € for heavy duty vehicles (more than 3.5t).
- Foreign light duty vehicles
Local name for the scheme
Episodes de pollution
Mesures in case of pollution
Paris information on high pollution events