What changes on 1 January 2021?

What changes on 1 January 2021?

This winter, the indexing of the Walloon toll tariffs will take place on 1 January. The Walloon government decided to index its tariffs for all the vehicles on which the kilometre charge applies.

The table with the new rates can be found on the Viapass website.

Tariffs will remain unchanged in Flanders and Brussels, as they were already indexed on 1 July 2020.

What will happen on 1 January?

After December 30th, if your OBU is not yet up-to-date, the update will be automatically downloaded when you switch on your OBU.

Depending on your OBU software version, the behaviour of your OBU might slightly differ:

  • In most of the cases, the OBU will just take a few seconds to be updated with the latest tariffs before the green light appears;
  • For some OBUs, it might take up 3 minutes before the OBU shows the green light;
  • And some will even need to reboot automatically to complete the update process.

Altogether, it should not take more than 5 minutes for you are ready to drive! 
And to avoid waiting, keep all your OBUs switched on as much as possible before 1 January, even when you are not driving in Belgium!