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
PL 58235, 00099 Helsingin kaupunki
Exemptions: Information currently unavailable
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