Low emission zone Antwerp

Important!

Antwerp has an environmental zone: Antwerp

Name of the environmental zone: Environmental zone Antwerp - Belgium

Date of entry into effect of the zone: 01-02-2017

Type of environmental zone: Permanent, 24 hours a day

Not allowed to drive (temporarily): Information currently unavailable

Not allowed to drive (permanently): Country of registration: all except Belgium, Netherlands
Vehicle class: cars, campers (M1), buses (M2, M3), vans (N1), trucks (N2, N3)
Type of fuel: petrol, diesel, LPG, CNG
Euronorm: 0-1 (petrol, LPG, CNG), 0-4 (diesel)
Badge/registration/authorisation: Entry with registration only

Fines: 150 to 350 €

Area/extension of the environmental zone: The area between the entire city centre and part of the district Linkeroever (between the E17, the Park & Ride Linkeroever and the Sint-Annabos) has been declared environmental zone. The environmental zone covers 20 km² and affects about 200.000 inhabitants.

Special features: Retrofit allowed: yes (PM)

Contact of the environmental zone and exceptions: City of Antwerp, Stadsontwikkeling, Grote Markt 1, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium; info@stad.antwerpen.be

Exemptions: Information currently unavailable

Antwerp/Ghent

Do I need stickers or registrations?

To enter the low emission zone, each vehicle concerned requires a valid registration. Otherwise a fine of 150 Euro to 350 Euro is to be expected.

The beginning and end of the environmental zones are marked with signs. This shows a red circle as a prohibition sign with a vehicle causing emissions. Who exactly is allowed to enter or not is not indicated by the entry sign.


In our Green-Zones App we have a detailed map of each low emission zone. So you can easily recognize the borders and avoid penalties.

There are 3 low emission zones in Belgium: Antwerp, Brussels and Ghent


In our Green Zones App we have gathered together all the low emission zones in Europe and presented them clearly.

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Fines in Germany too low

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