Name of the environmental zone: Environmental zone Ghent - Belgium
Date of entry into effect of the zone: 01-01-2020
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: 150-350 €
Area/extension of the environmental zone: The municipality of Ghent, that means the city centre, is the only area affected by the environmental zone. This area is bordered by the city ring R40, which is not affected by it. Furthermore, the regional road N430, which leads through the environmental zone, the highway B401 exit E17, which goes towards the city centre and leads to the access road N422 to König Albert Park, are not affected.
Contact of the environmental zone and exceptions: City of Gent, Botermarkt 1, 9000 Gent; email@example.com
Exemptions: Information currently unavailable
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