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Low emission zone Geneva

Important!

Geneva has an environmental zone: Geneva

Name of the environmental zone: Environmental zone Geneva - Switzerland

Date of entry into effect of the zone: 13-11-2019

Type of environmental zone: Zone of air protection, depending on weather conditions and activated if the pollutant values exceed, for example, >50 µg/m³ for particulate matter. Monday to Sunday between 6 am and 10 pm.

Not allowed to drive (temporarily): Vehicles without Stick'Air vignette and vehicles with insufficient Stick'Air vignette class, depending on the level and duration of the air pollution.
Vignette classes 3, 4 and 5 could be excluded from traffic.

Not allowed to drive (permanently): Information currently unavailable

Fines: 455 €

Area/extension of the environmental zone: The area of the environmental zone includes the city of Geneva and part of the surrounding municipalities of Carouge, Cologny, Lancy and Vernier.

Special features: The French Crit’Air vignette is recognised in the environmental zone of Geneva.
A transitional period of 2 years applies to vans and trucks (N1-N3).

Contact of the environmental zone and exceptions: Information currently unavailable

Exemptions: Information currently unavailable

Good to know...

All current driving bans and further information are available in our Green-Zones App.


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.