anchorBarcelona Low Emission Zone

New for 2022, all non-Spanish vehicles entering the ‘Low Emission Zone’ (ZBE) of the Barcelona Metropolitan Area (AMB) must apply for a permit. The Barcelona Metropolitan Area (AMB) includes the Fira Barcelona venues.

This system has been implemented to control the access of vehicles that do not meet the required low emissions standards.

Vehicles meeting the low emissions standards will receive a long term permit valid to access the city anytime during the validity of the permit. This permit is free of charge, although there is a one-off administration fee. It can take up to 15 working days from application for the permit to be issued, short notice applications for entry will be subject to an additional charge.

Vehicles not meeting the low emissions standards will receive a permit that allows the vehicle 10 single day entries during a twelve month period. There is a charge for this permit dependent on the vehicle type, details of which can be found at the AMB website.

Applications for passes can be made at the AMB website.

Vehicles entering the Low Emission Zone (ZBE) without the required pass will be identified by cameras, the owner of the vehicle will be subject to a penalty fine.