Yellow fever vaccination is mandatory for travelers to and fro Nigeria. This is to prevent the transmission of yellow fever especially in countries with high risk. High risk countries that are prone to yellow fever are in Africa as well as some part of Americas. As a traveler it is advisable to get all your document in place before leaving the country. This is to prevent some unpleasant experiences at the airport. (There are weird stories of people that found themselves grounded at the airport. Cases where some officials threaten to inject you with the vaccine or you pay a bribe. Which will you choose as Nigerian. I’d rather pay than be injected by someone who is not medical practitioner. Lol). So as to make you jet set, below is the process to applying for e-yellow card in Nigeria.
How to process your yellow card online
The federal government in its wisdom so to say, made the process more seamless this year. With the introduction of the e-yellow card registration, you can start the process at your comfort zone. Hence the previous yellow card is now invalid.
How do I register for a yellow card in Nigeria
To apply for your e-yellow card in Nigeria, visit: www.yellowcardnigeria.com. Register your personal information on the site. After registration print your slip, and visit the port health service to you with your valid international passport. Travelers are to allow 10 days before travelling with their new e-yellow card.
How much does it cost to get a yellow fever card?
After registration, you can either make payment online. If you choose to make payment online, kindly go with your evidence of payment. However, I would recommend you opt to make payment at the Port Office. This is the method I am so sure of. Moreover, you may be asked to pay some fees along with the fee for yellow fever card. Yellow fever card cost 2,000 naira. You can make this payment at the port office or online.
Where to take the yellow fever vaccination in Lagos?
The next step is to locate the nearest Yellow fever port health services office near you. In Lagos, the port health service is located at airport road, Mafoluku, Oshodi. Opening hours from Monday-Friday, 8am- 6pm and on during the weekend from 8am to 2pm. So, if you need to visit, ensure you go on time.
Yellow card is a proof that you have been vaccinated from yellow fever. i.e you are immune from transmission or infected by the disease. The process of e-yellow card is a welcome development. It will help prevent extortion from officials during travel. Also the process is faster than the previous process.
Is the new process for Yellow fever card registration in Nigeria now better?
Of course, yes. The wait period is now less when compared to before. So, from the comfort of your homes, or office register to visit the nearest port office for vaccination. After getting your e-yellow card ready, the next stage is to book your flight. You can check my post on how to find the cheapest flight deals for your travels.