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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.
Check if your vehicle is affected.

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From 1 January to 31 March 2022, there will be a three-month transition period for Euro 4 diesel vehicles, which will no longer be allowed to drive in Brussels from 1 January 2022. A warning only will be sent to those committing this offence during this period, but without a fine. However, from 1 April 2022 onwards, offenders will face a fine of EUR 350.

The next milestones in the LEZ agenda have been set, right up until 2035. The simulator will soon be updated to allow you to check what this means for your vehicle. In the meantime, you can consult the 2025-2036 agenda on this page.

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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 (Antwerp, Ghent) and European cities to improve air quality and therefore public health.


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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Am I affected?

The access criteria for driving in the LEZ depend on the category, fuel and euro norm of the vehicle.
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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 and 3 standard or petrol under the Euro 0 and 1 standard are banned from entering the zone. As of 1 January 2022, diesel vehicles under Euro 4 standard will also be banned from entering the zone. The criteria will be tightened in 2025.

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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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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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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.