Low emission zone Ghent

Important!

Ghent has an environmental zone: Ghent

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; gentinfo@stad.gent

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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