To improve air quality, the inner city of Ghent (the area within the ring road) is considered as a low emission zone (LEZ).
Strict admission requirements and emission standards will apply in this zone. Whether your car can enter the low emission zone will be determined on the basis of the European standard and the fuel type of your vehicle. Only vehicles that meet the admission requirements will be allowed to enter this zone. The most polluting diesel and gasoline vehicles will not be allowed.
Does your car have a foreign number plate? Register it to avoid a fine.
A vehicle with a foreign number plate must ALWAYS be registered. Your vehicle’s Euro standard and fuel type determine whether or not you are allowed to enter the city centre of Ghent. Clean cars can enter the city, polluting cars must pay.
Low-emission zone Ghent
In order to contribute to a better, healthy environment, Ghent is introducing a low emission zone (LEZ).