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When was the LEZ introduced?

The LEZ is officially established since 01/01/2018. The LEZ applies every day of the week, 24/7. The non-respect of the access criteria results in a fine (see enforcement).

Only the oldest diesel vehicles were affected in 2018 (see table): the access criteria changed over time so gradually more vehicles are affected by the LEZ. In 2020, EURO 3-standard diesel vehicles will also be prohibited in the Region.

The transition period for the year 2020 will last 3 months. This transition period will only apply to the vehicles affected by the new access criteria. In 2020, the newly prohibited vehicles will not be fined before April 1st 2020.