Danish low emission zones
The Danish Parliament passed in 2006 an act allowing the four largest cities in Denmark to introduce low emission zones. On 7 May 2019, the Danish Parliament adopted stricter environmental requirements for trucks, busses and vans in larger Danish cities. The five municipalities decided to include passenger cars from October 1, 2023.
Improved air quality
The low emission zones was implemented to reduce particulate emission from diesel-powered vehicles in the four larger cities in Denmark.
Particulate matter pollution is a health concern, which can lead to shorter life expectancy, increased morbidity and a decrease in general well-being.
The low emission zones cover areas where many people live, work or participate in cultural and leisure activities. Less air pollution in these areas will mean improved health for many residents.
See where the low emission zones are located here.
Owners (users) of non-Danish vehicles, that are first registered before the current date limits, are required to register before entering a low emission zone with a vehicle which has a particulate filter or fulfill the Euronnorm requirement.
If you have a van, with a first registration date before 1st January 2012, you must register the vehicle with documentation for particulate filter/euronorm 5.
If you have a lorry or a bus with a first registration date before 1st January 2015, you must register the vehicle with documentation for particulate filter/euronorm VI.
If you have a passenger car with a first registration date before 1st January 2011, you must register the vehicle with documentation for particulate filter/euronorm 5 to drive legally in the low emission zones from 1st October 2023.
Read more about the required documentation and register the vehicle(s) here.
To learn more about the low emission zone regulation in Denmark please visit: miljoezoner.dk/eng
Information regarding all European cities with low emission zones can be found here: urbanaccessregulations.eu/