I am a Lithuanian citizen (EU) and will need to visit the Lithuanian embassy that is in China, Beijing.

I have checked visa requirements and it would appear I can enter the country for 72 hours without a visa - which would give me enough time to go about my business and come back...

Am I indeed allowed to travel to China for 72 hours without visa?


As stated by Timatic, the database used by airlines, yes, you can do this, if and only if the return flight is not to the same country that you flew to Beijing from.

For example, Vilnius-Moscow-Beijing and Beijing-Kiev-Vilnius is OK, but Vilnius-Moscow-Beijing and Beijing-St Petersburg-Vilnius is not

  • Hi Crazyde, thanks for the answer. So I can't do Phnom Penh -> Beijing... Beijing -> Phnom Penh... May 3 '17 at 3:23
  • @Matas seems like that's not possible, as you are entering China with China as destination. You're not transiting and rhus you would need a Tourist or Business visa. If you have a layover in let's say Kuala Lumpur on the way back, it would be allowed.
    – Bas
    May 3 '17 at 9:47
  • @MatasVaitkevicius Unfortunately not. Phnom Penh-Beijing and Beijing-Hong Kong-Phnom Penh would be possible though
    – Crazydre
    May 3 '17 at 11:34

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