The Walloon Region in southern Belgium will ban petrol and diesel cars from before 1996 from 1 January 2023.

In the years that follow, the restrictions will be gradually increased, so that a car from 2019 may already be denied access to Wallonia in 2030.

In barely two years, cars without Euro 1 classification will no longer be welcome, after which models built between 1997 and 2000 will be banned in 2024.

These are vehicles with the Euro 2 label.

Subsequently, a new Euro standard is checked every year, so that vehicles from before 2005 will no longer be welcome from 2025 and vehicles from before 2010 will have to stay away in 2026.

On January 1, 2028, the euro 5 diesel cars will be affected by the measures.

These are vehicles that came off the production line between 2011 and 2015.

In 2030, Euro 6 diesels will no longer be allowed on the road, which means that you may no longer be welcome with a car from 2019.

There will be a number of exceptions to the rules.

For example, models that meet the Euro 4 standard or younger are eligible for a temporary exemption, provided they are purchased before January 1, 2019 and ownership is not transferred.

There is also an exception for vehicles that drive less than 3,000 kilometers a year, which makes a category of enthusiasts cars seem safe in any case.

There are also exceptions for vehicles of the armed forces and cars adapted for the transport of disabled people.

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