What changes on 1 July 2023?

This year, the indexing of the Flemish and Brussels toll tariffs will take place on 1 July. The governments of Flanders and Brussels decided to index their tariffs for all the vehicles on which the kilometre charge applies. The tariffs for the kilometre charge were indexed in Wallonia on 1 January and SOFICO (Société wallonne de financement complémentaire des infrastructures) will implement a tariff adjustment on 1 July.

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

What will happen on 1 July?

After 30 June, 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 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 to be ready to drive! 
And to avoid waiting, keep all your OBUs switched on as much as possible before 1 July, even when you are not driving in Belgium!

Note: In case of OBU inactivity longer than 6 months, several successive updates will have to be carried out, lengthening the time required for your OBU to become operational.