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Low emission zone Helsinki

Important!

Helsinki has an environmental zone: Helsinki

Name of the environmental zone: Environmental zone Helsinki - Finland

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: public bus (M3), waste collection vehicle
Euro standard: 0-2 (bus), 0-4 (waste collection vehicle)

Fines: 100 €

Area/extension of the environmental zone: The environmental zone covers the city centre from Helsinki to the south of Hakamäentie.

Special features: Retrofitting permitted : yes (particulate matter/NOx)

Contact of the environmental zone and exceptions: Ympäristönsuojelu
Viikinkaari 2a
00790 Helsinki
PL 58235, 00099 Helsingin kaupunki
Email: ymk@hel.fi

Exemptions: Information currently unavailable

Low Emission Zone

Do I need stickers or registrations?

No. Here you do not need to buy a sticker or apply for registration. You only have to follow the rules of entry.


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Unfortunately there are no exact street signs known. Therefore it is difficult to know when you are in the environmental zone.


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Where are there environmental zones?

There are environmental zones in many regions of Europe. The EU has issued a directive that obliges its member states to keep the air clean. The environmental zones were therefore introduced by the individual states to protect their citizens from exhaust fumes and bad air. Some countries reduce only particulate matter, others additionally nitrogen oxides, ozone and sulphur dioxides or noise.

What is an environmental zone?

An environmental zone is an area in which only certain vehicles are allowed. If your vehicle does not meet the conditions of the zone, you are not allowed to enter. Environmental zones are primarily designed to regulate the exhaust gases emitted by cars and thus improve air quality. Therefore, the rules of an environmental zone are often linked to vehicle emissions.