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. How do I get a yellow fever card in Nigeria? The process has been made seamless through the digital e-yellow card process.
High-risk countries prone to yellow fever are Africa and some parts of the Americas. I am still exploring Africa as there is so much to see. Here are the best places to visit in Africa.
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 a medical practitioner. Lol).
So as to make you jet set, below is the process to get a yellow fever card in Nigeria hassle-free.
How to process your yellow fever card in Nigeria
The federal government in its wisdom so to say, made the process more seamless this year. With the introduction of e-yellow card registration, you can start the process in 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 traveling with their new e-yellow card.
How much does it cost to get a yellow fever card?
After registration, you can either make a 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 the yellow fever card. The 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?
Where can you apply for a Yellow fever card in Nigeria? 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 the airport road, Mafoluku, Oshodi.
The Opening hours are from Monday-Friday, 8 am- 6 pm, and during the weekend from 8 am to 2 pm. So, if you need to visit, ensure you go on time.
A yellow card is proof that you have been vaccinated against yellow fever. i.e you are immune from the transmission or infected by the disease. The process of the 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 waiting period is now less when compared to before. So, from the comfort of your home, 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.
Also, if you’re yet to get your international passport, click here to know about how to get a Nigerian passport.