In Belgium, Antwerp and Brussels already have LEZs, and Ghent and Mechelen are set to follow shortly. Your vehicle type and emissions standard are checked via number plate recognition, which is why drivers from abroad are required to register their car in advance on the website of the city they wish to visit.
Heading to Brussels by car soon? Make sure it is registered before driving into the Brussels low emission zone. This became mandatory for cars as of 1 October 2018. Registration is valid for three years. If you register your car yourself, you will avoid a fine of €150.
Due to their relatively short lifespan (four to five years on average), the majority of commercial vehicles meet the admission requirements. If this is not the case, it is best to park your car at one of the Park & Ride locations on the outskirts of the city and then head in using public transport. It is also possible to purchase a day pass that allows you to enter the LEZ temporarily.