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The Brussels-Capital Region is a Low Emission Zone (LEZ).

The regulation concerns cars, vans and (mini)buses and coaches, whether registered in Belgium or abroad. From 2025, the LEZ will also apply to trucks, mopeds and motorbikes.
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LEZ News

News

The transition period for EURO 4 diesel came to an end on 1st July. From now on, fines are sent to offending vehicles (cars, vans and (mini)buses and coaches) driving in the LEZ.

Do you have a Euro 4 diesel vehicle and did you order a new vehicle that complies with the LEZ restrictions before 1/1/2022 but your delivery has been delayed? You can submit an application to travel in the LEZ by filling in the exemption form. Select the "late delivery” category and attach the purchase order for the new vehicle and the current vehicle registration certificate (EURO 4 diesel). If this application is accepted, it will be valid until 31/12/2022 inclusive.

For these vehicles, any fines received between 1st July and the granting of the travel exemption will subsequently be cancelled by Brussels Taxation.

Finally, note that, the number of one-day passes available per year has increased from 8 to 24 with immediate effect.

LEZ Green Zone

What is the Low Emission Zone?

« Low Emission Zone » (LEZ) translates to « Zone de Basses Emissions » in French. This is the term used to designate an area where the most polluting vehicles are prohibited from travelling. This measure is being taken in a large number of Belgian (Brussel, Antwerp, Ghent) and European cities to improve air quality and therefore public health.

Where?

The boundaries of the LEZ

The entire territory of the Brussels-Capital Region is affected by the LEZ, i.e. the 19 municipalities, as you can see on this map.
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The Ring is not concerned, nor are some roads providing access to certain transit car parks

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Who?

Am I affected?

The access criteria for driving in the LEZ depend on the category, fuel and euro norm of the vehicle.
Read more Today, cars (category M1), (mini)buses (category M2), buses and coaches (category M3) or vans (category N1, with the exception of N1 vehicles with body code BC) running on diesel under the Euro 0, 1, 2, 3 and 4 standard or petrol under the Euro 0 and 1 standard are banned from entering the zone. The access criteria will be tightened in 2025. From 01/01/2025, the LEZ will also apply to mopeds, motorbikes and other light two-, three-, or four-wheelers (category L) and trucks(category N2, N3 and N1 with the body code BC).
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When?

Progressive agenda

The LEZ is in force seven days a week, 24 hours a day.
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The access criteria to the LEZ will change over time.

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Why?

Our health is at stake

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that polluting emissions from engines cause 75,000 premature deaths in Europe every year.
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The aim of this Zone is to prohibit the use of the most polluting vehicles, in order to improve air quality and therefore protect public health.

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LEZ Green Car

And if you really want to drive a car...

... It is possible to buy a day pass for non-compliant vehicles. Certain types of vehicles may also be eligible for an exemption.