The norms will become more stringent in 2020. Vehicles will have to have a higher Euro norm to enter the LEZ. This will ensure the LEZ remains an effective measure for cleaner air in the city.
Always check whether your vehicle is admitted.
|Euronorm||Diesel||Petrol, natural Gas, LPG|
|Euro 4/IV||Admitted after payment||Admitted|
|Euro 3/III with particulate filter||Admitted with an LEZ day pass**||Admitted|
|Euro 3/III without particulate filter||Admitted with an LEZ day pass**||Admitted|
|Euro 2/II||Admitted with an LEZ day pass**||Admitted|
|Euro 1/I||Admitted with an LEZ day pass**||Admitted with an LEZ day pass**|
|Before the Euro norms||Admitted with an LEZ day pass**||Admitted with an LEZ day pass**|
* For trucks over 3,5 tons the EEV (Enhanced Environmentally friendly Vehicle) is used. This EEV is equivalent to Euro norm 5/V.
As of 1/1/2020, only agricultural vehicles with emission norm phase IIIb or higher may enter the LEZ.
Some vehicles that do not have the required Euro emissions standard may temporarily enter the LEZ after 2020, after payment:
There are three types of tariffs:
üEuro 4 diesel vehicles
ü Some Euro 3 vehicles:
üEuro 4 diesel vehicles
üVehicles older than 40 years
üEuro 3 diesel vehicles
|period||regular tariff (€)||reduced tariff (€)||increased tariff (€)|
*subject to the approval of the municipal regulations for retributions.
Some vehicles must be registered before they can enter the LEZ:
All vehicles with a foreign number plate must be registered. This does not apply to Dutch vehicles as the RDW has shared its data with the city.
The valid registration of a foreign vehicle is based on the registered Euro emissions standard. Example: have you already registered your Euro 5 diesel vehicle with foreign number plate to enter Antwerp’s low emission zone? Then there is no need to do this again. Your vehicle may enter the LEZ until 31/12/2024.
This registration is only necessary for vehicles of which the correct Euro emissions standard is not listed in the DIV database. The LEZ database can be corrected if this value is higher than the Euro emissions standard that was calculated based on the date of the vehicle’s first registration. Have you already registered a higher Euro emissions standard for your vehicle? Then there is no need to do this again. E.g., if your Euro 2 petrol vehicle was not yet registered, then you can do this now. This vehicle may then enter the city until 31/12/2024.
There is no need to register these vehicles again if they have already been registered and may enter Antwerp’s low emission zone.
Vehicles of people with disabilities that do not have the right Euro emissions standard may continue to enter the LEZ after 2020 if they are registered. The conditions that apply to these vehicles have remained the same.
If you previously registered your vehicle for the low emission zone, you will have to do this again for the period after 2020. All current registrations are valid until 31 December 2019.
All these registrations entitle these vehicles to enter any low emission zone in Flanders, including the LEZ of Ghent. They are not valid in Brussels.
You can register a vehicle or buy a temporary permit from September 2019 at www.sna.be/LEZ. The city will organise additional registration sessions in the autumn to assist people without a computer.
All registrations of a Euro 3 diesel vehicle with a particulate filter expire on 31 December 2019. As of 1 January 2020, these vehicles will no longer be admitted to the low emission zone. Only vehicles with an LEZ day pass or the exempt vehicles of persons with disabilities will still be admitted.
Vehicles that are not eligible for admission or registration can still enter the LEZ with an LEZ day pass from 1 January 2020. You can buy up to 8 LEZ day passes for every number plate.
An LEZ day pass costs 35.00 euros.
The rules will become stricter as of 2025. Petrol or LPG cars must at least have Euro emissions standard 3 as of that year while Euro emissions standard 6 will become the norm for all diesel vehicles. From September 2027 onwards, all diesel vehicles must comply with Euro standard 6. From 2025, the norm for petrol or LPG cars will be Euro 3. As of January 2028, Euro standard 4 applies.
Please take this into account if you are intending to buy a new or second-hand vehicle!
|Petrol / LPG||From 1/1/2020||From 1/1/2025||From 1/1/2028|
|At least Euro standard||2||3||4|
|Diesel||From 1/1/2020||From 1/1/2025||From 1/9/2027|
|At least Euro standard||5||6||6d|