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Legal entry restrictions and the introduction of new environmental badges are on the increase in Europe

Due to ever-higher particulate matter and nitrogen oxide pollution in the cities and local communities, regional entry restrictions and environmental zones increasingly dominate the European traffic.

The EU Air Quality Directive 2008/50/EG, which has been in effect since 11/06/2008 is the basis for the aversion of health threats caused by particulate matter and nitrogen dioxide.
This directive has resulted in national rules and regulations, which are then implemented either regionally or nationally in the countries of the EU, or are applied in the cities and communities by complex national or local special regulations or exemptions.

Green-Zones shows therefore to commercial and tourist traffic on the European Roads, which environmental zones exist in which countries and which regional arrangements and exceptions are valid and which environmental badges and stickers are required for entry. These badges can also be purchased with us, as to avoid the sometimes very high fines for the unauthorized entering of the environmental zones.

The Crit'Air Vignette having been introduced in France since 1st July 2016 is broken down into 6 different categories/colours. The Crit'Air is stands for all vehicle types in all French environmental zones. Old vehicles of all kinds cannot obtain the Vignette and have no permission to drive during the day ...
The Environmental Pickerl / Badge, which was introduced on 01/01/2015 in Austria, is supplied in 6 different categories / colours. The Environmental Pickerl / Badge is required for all vehicles in all Austrian environmental zones. Currently it’s only mandatory for N-class lorries. For passenger vehicles the environmental badge is still voluntary ...
The CO2 Badge / climate sticker, which has been available since 2010 in Europe, is supplied in 3 different categories / colours. The required CO2 sticker applies to all types passenger vehicles and is compensated in a voluntary form the CO2 emissions of up to 257 g CO2 per km in international climate protection projects ...
The environmental badge EcoSticker, which was introduced on 01/11/2011 in Denmark, is assigned to buses and trucks provided they meet the EURO 4 standard. The environmental badge EcoSticker is required when vehicles over 3,5 t want to enter the various Danish environmental zones and want to avoid the very high fines of 2,700 euros ...

The European Environmental zones at a glance

When, where and how where the environmental zones in Europe set up in which cities?

Green-Zones provides on more than 40 websites in Europe in some 25 languages detailed information about the environmental zones and the here for required environmental badges / environmental stickers.

An overview of the current and planned environmental zones in Europe can be found here. The badges or stickers that are required for entry can be obtained from us at the respective shops and websites.

In order to receive more detailed information on national environmental zones and environmental badges, follow the following instructions. Our badges pictures take you to a summary page, from which you are directed to the respective national portal and its badges shop.

Alternatively, you can use left our overview map of European environmental badges to go directly through an interactive pdf on the respective websites.

Blue NOx Badge N OX 2017 (Guilloche)
In April 2016 it was decided to introduce a Blue NOx Badge in Germany. This nitrogen oxide badge would, in conjunction with the establishment of blue environmental zones, reduced the NOx values in the cities. On the 7th October 2016, the German politicians suspended for now the introduction of the German Blue NOx Badge to look for alternatives  ...
From 2017/2018 the Czech Republic will introduce the Emission Badge “Emisni-Plaketa”. The emission badge is mandatory for cars, trucks, buses and motorcycles and is allocated as yellow and green stickers for the EURO 3 and EURO 4 vehicles. From this date environmental zones can be established throughout the Czech Republic. Prague will be also established as an environmental zone in the year 2017/2018 ...
Grüne Plakette B MK 5653 (Guilloche)
The Environmental Badge was introduced on 01/01/2008 in Germany. The Environmental Badge, also known as the fine particulates badge, is required for EURO 4 vehicles that intend to enter one of the German environmental zones. The Environmental Badge is obligatory for all multi-axle vehicles in Germany and has for years successfully reduced particulate pollution in German cities ...
The E-Badge was introduced on 01/10/2015 in Germany. The E-Badge provides benefits for parking and the use of the bus lanes. The E-Badge is only issued for electric vehicles that are registered outside of Germany, so these vehicles are then made equivalent to the electric vehicles registered in Germany that are equipped with an E-Plate ...
Air pollution
Particulates and nitrous oxides, especially from diesel-fuelled vehicles, are the reason why increasingly more environmental zones and stickers are established in Europe. For those who want to know how and where nitrogen oxides act, who is responsible for this and how this damages our health, can here obtain detailed information ...
All the European vignettes and their corresponding circulation signs for environmental zones in one pack of cards. With this pack of 32 cards, you’ll play quartet as well as poker or will play learning games. All the information about the current and the soon applicable vignettes and badges are written on the cards. You will find more information here ...
Green-Zones provides on more as 40 European websites in more than 20 languages information on the subject of fine particulates / nitrogen oxides, environment and CO2, on the increasing restrictions of movement in the European countries through the establishment of environmental zones ...
You will find here an overview of the different badge types that are issued by national authorities regarding fine dust, Nitrogen oxides, CO2, Electro mobility and additional environmental matters. You can obtain here the required badges for each country in Europe ...