A low emission zone (LEZ for short) is a region in which access conditions apply for specific cars. These conditions are determined based on your car's Euro standard (emission).
Zones in Belgium
There are currently two low emission zones in our country: the cities of Antwerp and Brussels. To find out which access conditions apply to your vehicle, visit their websites: city of Antwerp and city of Brussels.
The city of Ghent will introduce the LEZ from 01/01/2020. You can find more information on the city of Ghent‘s website. Furthermore, the city of Mechelen and the municipality of Willebroek will also make the switch on 01/01/2021. Do you want to stay up-to-date regarding LEZs in Belgium? Keep an eye on Flanders, Brussels and Wallonia website.
Road tax / fines
If your car does not meet the access conditions within a LEZ, road tax will be levied. Should you enter the LEZ anyway, you risk receiving a fine. Cities carry out regular checks based on number plates. A day pass costs €35 in every LEZ in Belgium (max. 8 passes per year, per car).
- Brussels: fines start at €350
- Antwerp: fines start at €150
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