The increasing rate of fake yellow card coupled with issues and challenges faced by Nigerian travellers especially by South African authority has geared the Nigerian government in providing solution to the issue.
The yellow card is the international certificate of vaccination or prophylaxis and the Ministry of health has stated that previously issued cards will not be valid for use from 1st of April.
The ministry has announced the new e-yellow card which will be applied by the applicant via the internet for just N2,000.
The payment will be made and receipt then will be taken along with the applicant’s international passport to any port health services office to get vaccinated so as to complete the process.
The ministry said it takes a maximum of an hour for the card to be ready after vaccination, and that international travelers are to be vaccinated at least 10 days before traveling.
August 1, 2018, marked the official expiry date of the old yellow card and commencement of issuance of the electronic yellow card.
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The card, which is machine-readable, and has the ability to store the vaccination history of the holder, was designed to put an end to the era of fake yellow card issued by unauthorized personnel for years.
The card has increasingly become an essential travel document, with several embassies making it a prerequisite for visa application
To register for the new e-yellow card Click Here