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The Hoy No Circula program establishes that this Monday, January 18, 2021, cars with yellow gumming, termination of plates 5 and 6, as well as verification hologram 1 and 2 will have to parked to avoid problems with the authority.

The restriction will apply from 05:00 a.m. on Monday to 10:00 p.m. in the Metropolitan Area of ​​the Valley of Mexico, as disclosed in the regulation endorsed by the Megalopolis Environmental Commission (CAMe).

The Metropolitan Area of ​​the Valley of Mexico includes the 16 municipalities of Mexico City and in 18 suburban municipalities of the State of Mexico (Atizapán de Zaragoza, Coacalco de Berriozábal, Cuautitlán, Cuautitlán Izcalli, Chalco, Chicoloapan, Chimalhuacán, Ecatepec de Morelos, Huixquilucan , Ixtapaluca, La Paz, Naucalpan de Juárez, Nezahualcóyotl, Nicolás Romero, Tecámac, Tlalneplantla de Baz, Tultitlán and Valle de Chalco).

Hologram double zero, zero, electric and hybrid cars are not included in the program.

Mobile sources or vehicles registered abroad or Federative Entities other than the Federal District, State of Mexico and States that enter into approval agreements for the vehicle verification process, or that do not carry the verification hologram, or that carry an unrecognized hologram through the Federal District, its circulation is limited, one day during the week and every Saturday regardless of its last numerical digit, from 05:00 to 22:00 hours; as well as, in a morning schedule from Monday to Friday from 05:00 to 11:00.

The Hoy No Circula Program does not apply to cars with disability, emergency and funeral services plates, as well as to public transportation and emergency services.

Photo: Cuartoscuro
Photo: Cuartoscuro


The environmental authority will issue the notice by which the application of this Program is suspended, on holidays, non-working days, mandatory rest days or during vacation seasons, taking into account that the air quality does not generate a risk to the health of the population, This will be determined through an analysis of the weather conditions, the monitoring of air quality and the concentration of pollutant emissions in the Federal District or Megalopolitan Zone.


Vehicles and drivers of mobile sources or vehicles that circulate on the roads and streets of the Federal District that violate the measures provided for in this Program, will be entitled to the sanctions established in the Regulations of the Environmental Law of the Federal District on Vehicle Verification ; as well as, in the Metropolitan Traffic Regulations or the one that replaces it and other applicable provisions, without prejudice to their being withdrawn from circulation and sent to the vehicle depot, where they must remain until the corresponding fine is paid and in the case of vehicles stopped during an Environmental Contingency, it will also be necessary to wait for it to conclude.


Motor vehicles must go to the check-ins in Mexico City from the following month, according to the new calendar set by the Megalopolis Environmental Commission (CAMe) after the closure of establishments due to the coronavirus pandemic, so the verification schedule is as follows:

Second half

  • June and July: plates with termination 5 and 6 (yellow gummed).
  • July and August: plates with termination 7 and 8 (pink gummed).
  • August and September: plates with termination 3 and 4 (red gummed).
  • October and November: plates with termination 1 and 2 (green gummed).
  • November and December: plates with termination 9 and 0 (blue gummed).

In the case of the yellow sticker (plate 5 or 6), the Ministry of the Environment reported that it was able to conclude the verification period, since the dates corresponding to it to carry out the process were the months of January and February.

It must be remembered that the tentative date to open the verification centers is August 10 of this year.

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