Low Emission Zones in Europe.
Vehicle emission LEZ regulations, emission sticker and pollution badge requirements
LOW EMISSION ZONES IN GERMANY
EMISSION ZONES IN FRANCE
Distance Chart from Channel Ports
International Driving Permit
Interactive Route Planner
Relative Carbon Emissions
Buy Road Maps
How to apply for Air Quality Certificates
in Paris France and how to buy an Emission Zone sticker for cities in Germany.
More and more countries and cities are introducing
various schemes to reduce the high levels of pollution being caused by vehicles
in urban areas. You can follow the links to find out more about these schemes and
how to avoid falling victim to the fines being imposed.
In most cases this involves pre-registering your
vehicle online to ensure you have either a window sticker showing the vehicle meets
certain standards, or setting up an online account to charge your vehicle for time
spent in a congestion or pollution zone.
We currently provide information on doing this for
and will soon be offering help and links to enable you to easily do the same for
other countries. We are aware that Italy now has schemes as does Antwerp in Belgium.
Stockholm and Gothenburg in Sweden both have a congestion/pollution charge. If you
intend to visit these locations, keep an eye on this page for updates over the next
Please note that French vignettes are only
valid in French cities and German vignettes are only valid in German cities.
Our personal opinion is that although we support
any attempt to improve the environment, the schemes are currently badly thought
out. It is not easy for drivers from other countries to find anything out about
them, and we guess many drivers will find themselves in breach of the regulations
through ignorance. The solution, it seems to us, is a Europe-wide scheme where stickers
can be obtained in any country and would be valid throughout the EU.
All information on this page is provided as a service
to our clients. It is intended as a guide to the more important rules for the different
countries to which we offer driving holidays. It is not meant to be a comprehensive
document. We try and keep the information on this page up-to-date, but we cannot
be held responsible in any way for any consequences arising from any inaccuracies.
If you find a mistake or would like to send us some additional information, please
email us. Your co-operation is appreciated.