In the past couple of weeks, I have gotten messages from a number of people asking me what the e-yellow card is about, what countries it is needed for and how to get it. I also just got information that Emirates airline now require that every passenger on their flight departing from Nigeria need to present an e-yellow Fever card. I decided to share this post with you in order for you to know more about Yellow Fever, countries you require a Yellow fever card for and how to get the Card in Nigeria.
According to the CDC, yellow fever is a mosquito-borne viral disease present in Africa and South America. The infection can range from mild to severe. Vaccination is the best protection against this virus. The yellow fever vaccine provides protection against the virus for travelers and those living in areas where the disease is present. The vaccine is only available in an injectable form. As the yellow fever vaccine is very safe and the disease risk is high, the CDC recommends this vaccine for adults and children over 9 months who will be traveling to high-risk areas.
Some countries require proof of yellow fever immunization for entry. Because of this, all individuals who receive a yellow fever vaccination at the Port Health also receive an International Certificate of Vaccination (or ‘yellow card’) to certify they have been immunized. This card is what will be presented at an international entry point in most cases. The following countries require a yellow fever card upon arrival–
Albania, Algeria, Angola, Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Australia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia,Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Christmas Island, Colombia, Congo – Democratic Republic, Congo – Republic, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini | Swaziland, Ethiopia, Fiji, French Guiana, French Polynesia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Korea – North, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Martinique, Mauritania, Mayotte, Montserrat, Mozambique, Myanmar | Burma, Namibia, Nepal, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Pitcairn Islands, Rwanda, Saba and Sint Eustatius, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Helena, Ascension, T. d. Cunha, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Samoa, São Tomé & Príncipe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Sint Maarten, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad & Tobago, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela, Wallis & Futuna, Zambia and Zimbabwe. ( Information last updated: February 24, 2020 )
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The Nigerian Government introduced a new e-yellow card last year and made it effective from April 1st 2019. For those who live in Nigeria, here is how to get the e-yellow card:
- Visit www.yellowcardnigeria.com
- Click on Register
- Fill in your personal information
- Click on the ‘Pay Now’ button, generate your Remita Retrieval Receipt(RRR) code and pay the sum of 2,000 Naira online or go to the bank
- Take the payment receipt along with your international passport to any Port Health Services Office (The one in Lagos is by the tollgate of the International Airport) to get vaccinated and obtain the yellow card.”
Please note that international travelers must be vaccinated against Yellow Fever at least 10 days before date of travel. Also if you have taken the vaccine in the past, you would not be required to take it again. Simply go to the Port Health office with your old card.
Personaly, my International Passport and my Yellow Fever Card are always in my Passport cover which I got here .Feel free to reach out to me if you still require any further help and leave a comment and share with others if you found this post helpful!
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