Environmental Zone Frankfurt Main (blue) - Germany

Fine particles, nitrogen oxide and ozone have an influence on the validity of the vignettes.
You can inform yourself here about the current and future validity status of the vignettes.

Validity of the badges today, the 24-09-2018.

There is no warning.

Non-motorised
You are currently allowed to drive.
No restrictions. You are allowed to drive.
Motorbikes

Light vehicles of two, three and four vehicles

You are currently allowed to drive.
You are currently allowed to drive.
Transportation of persons

Vehicles for the transportation of persons with at least four wheels

You are currently allowed to drive.
You are currently allowed to drive into this zone.
Transportation of goods

Vehicles for the transportation of goods with at least four wheels

You are currently allowed to drive.
You are currently allowed to drive into this zone.
Agricultural and forestry vehicle

Agricultural and forestry vehicle

You are currently allowed to drive.
You are currently allowed to drive into this zone.
Non-motorised
You are currently allowed to drive.
You are still allowed to drive into this zone.
Motorbikes

Light vehicles of two, three and four vehicles

You are currently allowed to drive.
No restrictions. You are allowed to drive.
Transportation of persons

Vehicles for the transportation of persons with at least four wheels

You are currently allowed to drive.
You are currently allowed to drive into this zone.
Transportation of goods

Vehicles for the transportation of goods with at least four wheels

You are currently allowed to drive.
You are still allowed to drive.
Agricultural and forestry vehicle

Agricultural and forestry vehicle

You are currently allowed to drive.
No restrictions. You are allowed to drive.
Non-motorised
You are currently allowed to drive.
You are currently allowed to drive into this zone.
Motorbikes

Light vehicles of two, three and four vehicles

You are currently allowed to drive.
You are still allowed to drive.
Transportation of persons

Vehicles for the transportation of persons with at least four wheels

You currently may not drive.
You currently may not drive within the zone.
Transportation of goods

Vehicles for the transportation of goods with at least four wheels

You currently may not drive.
You may not drive within the zone.
Agricultural and forestry vehicle

Agricultural and forestry vehicle

You are currently allowed to drive.
You are currently allowed to drive into this zone.

The above overview shows the current status of access rights in the zone. Click on the calendar symbol and choose the date of entry into effect of the zone to find out about the status.

The environmental zone of Frankfurt Main (blue)

Following the verdict of the Administrative Court in Wiesbaden on 05.09.2018 against the city of Frankfurt/Main, as per request of the German Association for the Environment (DUH), driving bans have been imposed due to the high pollution levels in the city. From 01.02.2019, driving bans will be applied to diesel vehicles that do not meet at least the EURO 5 standard. Petrol vehicles with EURO 1 and 2 standards are also affected.

From September 2019, additional restrictions will be introduced. From that date, diesel vehicles will have to comply with the EURO 6 standard in order to continue to drive in the blue environmental zone of Frankfurt. The blue environmental zone covers the same area as the green environmental zone. It is located within the A3, A5 and A661 ring road.

Following the Federal Administrative Court’s decision on 27.02.2018, diesel driving restrictions can be legally imposed by German cities and municipalities. Individual streets or whole areas can become diesel restriction zones. These diesel restriction zones (blue zones) can affect different EURO standards and vehicle types and can even be time-limited.

Table overview of the environmental zone

Name of the environmental zone:
Environmental Zone Frankfurt Main (blue) - Germany
Date of announcement of the zone:
05-09-2018
Date of entry into effect of the zone:
01-02-2019
Type of environmental zone:
Permanent
Current obligation to drive with a badge:
Car (M1), Motor home (M1), Heavy motor home (M1), Minibus (M2), Coach (M3), Van (N1), Delivery truck (N2), Light truck (N2) and Heavy truck (N3)
Badge classes allowed after 01-02-2019:
Class 5 and Class 6  (cleanest class = 6).
Future restrictions planned for badge classes:
From 01.09.2019: Diesel vehicles with EURO 5 standard
Not allowed to drive (temporarily):
Information currently unavailable
Not allowed to drive (permanently):
Diesel vehicles that do not fulfil the Euro 5 standard as well as petrol vehicles that do not fulfil the Euro 3 standard.
Fines:
80 euros.
Area/extension of the environmental zone:
The environmental zone encompasses the whole urban area of Frankfurt Main. The environmental zone encompasses the area within the motorway ring and is delimited by the following streets: In the west by A5, in the south by A3 and in the east and north by A661.
Special features:
For the first time, petrol vehicles with EURO 1 and 2 standards are also affected by driving bans.
Contact of the environmental zone and exceptions:
Information currently unavailable
Note:
The introduction of the Blue Badge (light blue/dark blue) it not yet legally passed. Therefore, the colours and emission classes of the Blue Badge have not yet been decided. The presentation of the blue environmental zones and their borders, as well as their introduction dates, show the current status and knowledge.