What is the Low Emission Zone?
Can your vehicle still move in the 19 Brussels municipalities?
“Low Emission Zone” (LEZ) means in French “Zone de Basses Emissions”. This is the term used to designate an area that prohibits the circulation of the most polluting vehicles. This measure has been taken in many Belgian cities (Antwerp, Ghent) and European cities to improve air quality as well as public health.
From January 1, 2020, diesel vehicles with European emission standard 03 will no longer be able to circulate in the Brussels region of the 19 municipalities, i.e. vehicles registered 15 years ago. However, a tolerance period of 3 months will be allowed. After this period, a day pass of 35 euros will be available online.
In Brussels only Euro 4, 5 and 6 vehicles will still be allowed to run.
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