INFOTECH
Law & use in the world

Countries

Winter Tires

Chains

Studded tires

Albania

 Not required

Authorized

Authorized

Germany

In winter conditions, mandatory

Authorized in the case of road signs

 

Prohibited, except for some municipalities located near the Austrian border

Austria

Mandatory in winter conditions from 01/11 to 15/04. The depth of the sculpture must be at least 4 mm.

 

Authorized, in case of mandatory traffic signs

Authorized from 01/10 to 31/05. Maximum permissible speed 80 km / h (100 km / h on the highway). Window Decal mandatory.

Belgium

There is no obligation. Winter tires with a speed rating of less than 120 km / h are prohibited from 01/04 to 30/10

Authorized

Authorized from 01/11 to 31/03. Maximum permissible speed 60 km / h (90 km / h on motorways and highways). Window Decal mandatory
Authorized.

Belarus

Not required, but
strongly recommended in
winter conditions

Authorized

Authorized

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mandatory from 15/11 (15/10 North) until the first Sunday after Easter

Authorized

Prohibited

Bulgaria

mandatory from November to March

Authorized

Prohibited

Croatia

Not Required

Authorized

Prohibited

Denmark

Not Required

Authorized

Authorized from 01/11 to 15/04

Estonia

Mandatory from 01/12 to 28/02

Authorized

Authorized from 01/10 to 01/05

Finland

Mandatory from 01/12 to 28/02

Authorized

Authorized by 01/11 on the first Monday after Easter

France

Not required, unless road signs

Authorized mandatory in the case of road signs

Authorized from 11/11 to the last Sunday in March. Maximum permitted speed of 90 km / h. Window Decal mandatory

Greece

Not required

Authorized

Authorized

Ireland

Not required

Authorized

Authorized

Iceland

Required from 01/11 to 15/04

Authorized

Authorized. Maximum permitted speed of 90 km / h

Italy

Required from 15/11 to 15/04, with an extension or shortening of the duration depending on the roads and weather conditions. To learn more, please visit Tyres under control

Authorized and have the same value of winter tires

Authorized by 15/11 to 15/03. The projection of the nails should not exceed 1.5 mm. Maximum permitted speed of 90 km / h (120 km / h on the highway). Mud flaps required.

Latvia

Required from 01/12 to 15/03

Authorized

Authorized from 02/10 to 30/04

Liechtenstein

Not required

Authorized mandatory in the case of road signs

Authorized from 01/11 to 30/04 (except on fast roads and highways). Maximum permissible speed 80 km / h. Mandatory Window Decal

Lithuania

Summer tires banned from 10/11 to 01/04

Authorized

Authorized from 01/11 to 10/04. Mandatory Window Decal.

Luxembourg

Required in winter conditions

Authorized

Authorized from 01/11 to 30/04. Maximum permissible speed 60 km / h (90 km / h on the highway). Window Decal mandatory.

Malta

No specific legislation

No specific legislation

No specific legislation

Macedonia

Required from 15/11 to 15/03

Authorized

Prohibited

Moldova

Not required, but strongly recommended in winter conditions

Authorized

Authorized

Montenegro

Required from 15/11 to 31/03

Authorized

Prohibited

Norway

Not required, but strongly recommended in winter conditions

Authorized

Authorized from 01/11 to the first Sunday after Easter (from 15/10 to 01/04 in the counties of Nordland, Troms, Finnmark)

Netherlands

Not required

Prohibited

Prohibited

Poland

Not required, but strongly recommended in winter conditions

Authorized mandatory in the case of road signs

Prohibited

Portugal

Not required

Authorized

Prohibited

United Kingdom

Not required

Authorized

Authorized

Czech Republic

Required from 01/11 to 31/03 in winter conditions or in the presence of road sign

Authorized, in the presence of the required road sign

Prohibited

Romania

Required from 01/11 to 31/03

 

Authorized

Prohibited

Russia

Not required, but strongly recommended in winter conditions (studded tires in Siberia and in the eastern regions)

Authorized

Authorized

Serbia

Authorized from 01/11 to 01/04

Authorized

Prohibited

Slovakia

Required in winter conditions

Authorized

Prohibited

Slovenia

Authorized from 15/11 to 15/03

Authorized

Prohibited

Spain

Not required

Authorized, in the presence of the required road sign

Authorized

Sweden

Authorized

Authorized

Authorized from 01/10 to 15/04 (except in some districts of Stockholm, Uppsala and Gothenburg

Switzerland

Not required, but strongly recommended in winter conditions

Authorized mandatory in the case of road signs

Authorized from 01/11 to 30/04. Maximum permissible speed 80 km / h. Window Decal mandatory. Prohibited on the highway, except on the A13 between Thusis and Mesocco (San Bernardino tunnel) and the A2 between Airolo and Götschen (Gotthard tunnel)

Turkey

Required for vehicles used for the transport of goods and people between 01/12 and 01/04, soon be mandatory for cars

Required in case of snow. Authorized only in snow or ice

Prohibited

Ukraine

Not required, but strongly recommended in winter conditions

Authorized

Authorized

Hungary

Not required

Authorized, in the presence of the required road sign

Prohibited