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. Check if your vehicle is affected.
This sign indicates that you are entering a Low Emission 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.
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. Read more
The access criteria for driving in the LEZ depend on the category, fuel and euro norm of the vehicle. Read moreToday, 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). Read less
The LEZ is in force seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Read more
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