Asked by Steven from Germany | Aug. 01, 2016 09:18
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Double-check on a 72-hour transit plan

Hi, I just wanted to double-check a 72-hour transit plan that I have. Thanks in advance!
My trip is planned as follows
Fly from Frankfurt, Germany to Tokyo, Japan and stay in Japan for 2 weeks. Then on my way back, I would like to fly from Tokyo to Beijing, where I stay for 72 hours, and then fly back to Frankfurt from Beijing.

Now I learned that you are not eligible for the 72-hour transit visa if the Departure country and Destination country during the "transit" are the same. In my case, does Japan count as the departure country or is it still Germany, though the flight from Germany to Japan/China is already some weeks ago?

Thanks for your help.

Answers (1)
Answered by Mitchell from Sweden | Aug. 01, 2016 22:55
Dear, according to what you said, you are eligible for the 72 hour free transit in Beijing.
For your travel route Japan-Beijing-Frankfurt, Japan is the departure country and Germany is the arrival country. And the departure country is totally different from the arrival one, so there is no need to worry!
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