Low emission zone Prague

Important!

Prague has two environmental zones: Prague 1, Prague 2

Name of the environmental zone: Environmental zone Prague 1 - Czechia

Date of entry into effect of the zone: 15-02-2019

Type of environmental zone: Permanent, from Monday to Friday between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm for trucks only, 24 hours for buses

Not allowed to drive (temporarily): Information currently unavailable

Not allowed to drive (permanently): Vehicle class: truck (N2, N3), bus (M2, M3)
Total weight: > 3.5 t
EURO standard: 0-3
Badge/registration/authorisation: EURO 4-6 entry only with registration. See Special features.

Fines: 60 - 100 €

Area/extension of the environmental zone: The zone covers the whole area of the administrative district of Prague 1. The district is situated in the historical city centre, on both side of the Vltava.

Special features: Retrofitting permitted : yes (particulate matter)

Entry is only with a separate registration possible. At least the Euro standard 4 must be fulfilled.

Short-term permit (for 8 days) and long-term permit (for 1 year) Authorisation: The application must include the following information and be submitted in writing : - name or company
- reason for travelling
- journey destination
- date
- vehicle type
- license plate number

Following documents are required:
- a copy of the full vehicle registration document (pages containing the license plate number and the technical data)
- construction vehicles - a copy of the contract, building permit or investor's confirmation
- in case of relocation: a copy of the order form

Contact of the environmental zone and exceptions: Information currently unavailable

Exemptions: Information currently unavailable

Name of the environmental zone: Environmental zone Prague 2 - Czechia

Date of entry into effect of the zone: 15-02-2019

Type of environmental zone

Not allowed to drive (temporarily): Information currently unavailable

Not allowed to drive (permanently): Vehicle class: truck (N2, N3) Total weight: > 6 t EURO standard: 0-3
Badge/registration/authorisation: EURO 4-6 entry only with registration. See Special features.

Fines: 60 - 100 €

Area/extension of the environmental zone: The zone covers almost the entire area of Prague 1 and Prague 2 - it extends between the streets Vodičkova - Lazarská - Myslíkova - Masarykovo nábřeží - Resslova and Karlovo náměstí.)

Special features: Retrofitting permitted : yes (particulate matter)

Entry is only with a separate registration possible. At least the Euro standard 4 must be fulfilled.

Short-term permit (for 8 days) and long-term permit (for 1 year) Authorisation: The application must include the following information and be submitted in writing : - name or company
- reason for travelling
- journey destination
- date
- vehicle type
- license plate number

Following documents are required:
- a copy of the full vehicle registration document (pages containing the license plate number and the technical data)
- construction vehicles - a copy of the contract, building permit or investor's confirmation
- in case of relocation: a copy of the order form

Contact of the environmental zone and exceptions: Information currently unavailable

Exemptions: Information currently unavailable

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