For the start of the year, a new environmental zone will come into force in Belgium. For travellers and logisticians, this requests increased attention. The registration procedure for the low emission zone and all access regulations can be consulted at www.lez-belgium.be!
On 1 January, Belgium’s capital will introduce an extensive environmental zone covering the entire metropolitan area with its 19 municipalities. In order to enter this zone, all European vehicle owners must first be registered in the municipal database. Older, polluting vehicles are then excluded from traffic. For the present, however, this regulation only applies to Belgians, foreigners will not have to register before summer 2018! In order to not miss this deadline, travellers should inform themselves continuously on the information portal lez-belgium.be. All entry rules are already summarised here and the limits of the environmental zone can be viewed on the interactive map.
In addition, the website provides important information on all existing and planned Belgian low emission zones, as much happens in our neighbouring country! Antwerp’s low emission zone has been in place since February 2017 and drivers must register before entering the zone: With just a few clicks you can register for Antwerp via lez-belgium.be.
As the issue of air pollution becomes increasingly important in Europe, more and more cities are introducing environmental zones. In France for example, 17 environmental zones came into force during this year, some of which even include entire departments. In order not to lose track of the rapidly changing situation, we recommend to follow all changes on the Green-Zones App. Information on Belgian environmental zones can also be found at www.lez-belgium.be, where the vehicle’s registration is particularly easy!