There are no restrictions on travel to or through Northern France, Belgium, Luxembourg or the Netherlands. However there are some precautions that you should take whilst travelling through these countries.
You must not wear Military uniform or any other branded clothing in public, including in transit to/through the Channel Ports, and all evidence of MOD links in the vehicle must be avoided. For example any military clothing or publication in your vehicle (Sixth Sense, Punchlines, Help for Hero Stickers etc) must be removed from view.
There is a risk that BFG personnel and their families could encounter individuals hostile to the UK whilst en-route, so you must remain alert and aware of your surroundings whilst travelling. You should also understand how to report suspicious incidents.
Personnel traveling back through France, Belgium or the Netherlands by road as individuals or groups should arrange for their safe arrival to be monitored. They should ensure that friends, family their colleagues or their units have a contact number for the travellers and know where they are.
You should monitor the media including FCO websites and travel operators’ websites before and during travel to ensure you are aware of any issues. The ferries and tunnels can be disrupted at very short notice.
Even though the threat from the ‘Jungle’ at Calais has been reduced with the demolition of the campsites, there is still a risk of illegals attempting to get into your vehicle near the French and Belgium Channel Ports. Illegal migrants intent on entering the UK by crossing the Channel are also active in and around towns and cities en-route to and close to the Channel Ports and in service areas on the main roads or motorways. A degree of disruption continues at the Channel Ports, but this is at a lower level than was previously experienced. Advice not to stop within 80km of a port remains extant. You must check your vehicle, especially caravans and campers, for illegal stowaways before boarding. UK Boarder Agency staff are checking all travellers whether MOD or not.
Should the situation change units will be informed and further advice will be issued.