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Find your current status of access rights in the Green-Zones App: entry allowed (green), driving ban (red) or early warning (orange).
Find the current status of access rights to your desired environmental zone in the Green-Zones App: entry allowed (green), driving ban (red) or early warning for a driving ban (orange).

The LEZ environmental zone of Brussels

From January 2018, a low-emission zone (LEZ) was introduced in the region Brussels, which includes all 19 municipalities in the region. It covers an area of 161 km² with a population of 1.2 millions.
The environmental zone is bordered on the west and the north by the international E-road E19, on the east by the international E-road E40 and on the south by the municipality Watermael-Boitsfort. The restrictions of the LEZ of Brussels do not apply to the international E-road E19 and E40. Also excluded are 3 Park&Ride parking areas, located on the boundary of the environmental zone.

The LEZ of Brussels is permanent, that means 24 hours a day for 7 days a week, also on Sundays and public holidays. The LEZ regulates the entry for the vehicles of the category N1, buses of the categories M2, M3 and vehicles of the category M1.

City center of Brussels – environmental zone

This results in a driving ban for diesel vehicles with EURO emission standards 0,1 and 2. However, they can obtain a permit to drive in the LEZ by purchasing an environmental ticket/day pass, in a maximum of 8 days per year.
Mopeds and motorcycles of the category L, trucks of the categories N2 and N3, caravans and vintage vehicles older than 30 years are not affected by the entry restrictions.

In 2020, 2022 and 2025 the entry restrictions to the LEZ for diesel vehicles will be further tightened, divided into 3 stages.

The compliance check of this regulation is carried out by ANPR cameras.
The vehicle types, the EURO emission standards and the registration classes which are allowed to enter the LEZ of Brussels, can be found in the menu option Certificate for Brussels.

Here you can order the registration service for the environmental zones in Belgium

Tabular overview of the environmental zone of Brussels

Name of the environmental zone:
Environmental zone Brussels - Belgium
Date of entry into effect of the zone:
01-01-2018
Type of environmental zone:
Permanent
Fines:
150-350 €
Area/extension of the environmental zone:
The whole Brussels region with all its 19 municipalities, an area of 161km² und 1.175.000 inhabitants, is affected. The environmental zone is bordered on the west and the north by Europastraße E19, on the east by Europastraße E40 and on the south by the municipality Watermael-Boitsfort. The restrictions of the LEZ of Brussels do not apply to the Europastraßen E19 and E40. Also excluded are 3 Park&Ride parking areas: Céria Coovi, Stalle (Ukkel), Kraainem (Sint-Lambrechts-Woluwe).