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How to get an e-Yellow Fever Card before traveling abroad.

Yellow fever is a disease of public importance and many travels involving other countries require you show a piece of evidence that you have recently been vaccinated of Yellow Fever.

Yellow fever is a vaccine-preventable disease. So it is quite easy to obtain the Yellow Fever card from authorized point in the countries of origin.

A frequent traveler shared his experience on how and where he was able to secure the new eYellow Card in Nigeria. Hear him;

Go to the Department of Public Health at the international airport. Once you make your way to the Departure Lounge, ask for the location of the Post office. The Department of Public Health is simply opposite the post office.
Go with your International Passport and there they will give you the Yellow Fever injection and your yellow card for a small token, N1k.
I advise you obtain your yellow fever card at the airport rather than at the local govt. health centers as their vaccine batch numbers may not tally with the ones they inoculate you with at the airport.

Airport User, Akin (Not real name).

5 Steps to Getting the New e-Yellow Card

It is no longer news that the old yellow card been made invalid after April 1st by the Federal Government of Nigeria. In its place the government has introduced an electronic yellow card for all international travelers planning to travel out of the country?

By most accounts, it would take approximately an hour for the card to be ready after vaccination. International travelers who are to be vaccinated should plan to receive the Yellow Fever vaccine at least 10 days before traveling. 

Here are the 5 simple steps;

1. Visit www.yellowcardnigeria.com

2. Click on ‘REGISTER’

3. Fill in your personal information

4. Click on ‘PAY NOW’ Button, generate your Remita Retrieval Receipt (RRR) cide and pay the sum of N2,000 online or go to the bank

5. Take the payment receipt along with your international passport to any Port Health Service office to get vaccinated and obtain the new e-Yellow Card

“August 1, 2018 marked the official expiry date of the old yellow card and commencement of issuance of electronic yellow card’. “The card, which is machine-readable, and has the ability to store vaccination history of the holder, was designed to put an end to the era of fake yellow card issued by unauthorised personnel for years”. 

“The card has increasingly become an essential travel document, with several embassies making it a prerequisite for visa application”.

So as you prepare for your next trip, plan ahead to avoid unnecessary stress and rush.

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