Barcelona also has an access regulation in place.
Then the circulation of the most polluting vehicles is progressively restricted in Barcelona city and Greater Barcelona.
The introduction of the low emission zone is phased in Barcelona.
You need a Spainish LEZ sticker, which depends on the Euro standard of your vehicle (see under 'National scheme').
The start dates and requirements of the different phases are in the table below.
Barcelona city = Zona de Bajas Emisiones (see Map 1)
Greater Barcelona (95km2) = Zona de Bajas Emisiones Ámbito 40 (see Map 2)
If the values for PM10 and NO2 are exceeded in Barcelona, the government of Catalonia has the competence to declare an episode of high air pollution.
Cars and vans
From the winter of 2017 until the spring of 2018 motorcycles, trucks, coaches, buses and vans Euro 1, Euro 2 and Euro 3 will be temporarily exempted.
This will be reviewed during 2018.
Emergency scheme; low emission zone
Map 1: Low Emission Zone in Barcelona
green area: low emission zone
yellow area: excluded areas
orange lines: excluded streets
Map 2: Low Emission Zones in and around Barcelona
dark blue area: Low Emission Zone in the inner city of Barcelona (Zona de Bajas Emisiones Intrarrondas)
light blue area: Low Emission Zone Greater Barcelona (Zona de Bajas Emisiones del Ámbito 40) (outer city and neighbouring municipalities)
Registered vehicle owners get the appropriate sticker send by mail without ordering it.
Foreign vehicles can get stickers from post offices (see below).
If you do not have a sticker, your vehicle may be stopped and your vehicle papers checked. The level of penalty will depend on whether you meet the emissions standard.
The scheme is in place:
Camera enforced from 2018
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.
People with reduced mobility, emergency services (police, fire, ambulance) and essential services (medical, funeral).
Vans, trucks, coaches and buses with Euro 1, 2 and 3 standard are exempted temporarily.
Episodio de contaminación; Zona de Bajas Emisiones del Àmbit40; Zona de Bajas Emisiones Intrarrondas