Driving ban in Paris Ozone-Alarm controls the city

27th July 2018
Posted By : Lanna Cooper
Driving ban in Paris Ozone-Alarm controls the city


Attention tourists and professional drivers! Driving bans take place in the low emission zone of Paris and its agglomeration for the next few days. Vehicles with the Crit'Air badges 4 and 5 as well as all vehicles without a vignette may no longer enter. In addition, all vehicles over 3.5t are not allowed to pass through.

Due to high ozone levels, there is a concentration of pollutants in the greater Paris area. For this reason, the environmental zone has now been activated and currently only petrol engines registered from 1997 and diesel passenger cars registered from 2006 may enter.

The rules are even stricter for buses, trucks and motorhomes - only vehicles with a registration date beginning from 01.10.2009 (€5) are still permitted to drive within the environmental zone.

Details can be found in the free Green Zones app: Which vehicles get which Crit’Air badge? Who is not allowed to enter and when?

The current driving bans were decided at very short notice because air pollution in the French capital was increasing rapidly. For the moment, the driving bans are decided for two days.

Tourists and international professional drivers should stay careful and keep themselves informed to avoid fines up to €375. During the air pollution peak, there is a discounted day ticket for local public transport for only €3.80.

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