If you have questions about the current cost of yellow card in Nigeria then this article is for you. We will explain what the yellow fever card is all about and tell you exactly how much you will pay in order to get yours in the country currently.
WHAT IS YELLOW CARD IN NIGERIA?
The yellow card, which is also known as the yellow fever card in Nigeria, is a certificate or document which shows that a person, especially anyone travelling outside the country to some other parts of Africa or certain countries in South America, has received vaccination and has been immunized against the yellow fever virus. This card is valid for ten (10) years, effective from the day of vaccination.
Yellow fever is a viral disease that is spread by mosquitoes, and this disease is prevalent on the continent as well as in South America. The best protection against the disease is by vaccination as the yellow fever vaccine ensures that travellers and those living in areas where the disease is prevalent are resistant to the disease, effectively warding off the disease and its adverse health effects.
WHY YOU NEED THE YELLOW FEVER CARD IN NIGERIA
The new yellow card in Nigeria came into effect since August 2018 to curb the circulation of fake, compromised yellow fever cards in the country, with the Federal Government ensuring that this new electronic card is impossible to fake as it is machine readable and can store the vaccination history of the card holder.
This document is one of the most important international travel requirements today and it is especially important for people who would like to travel to certain countries within Africa, such as Egypt, Ghana, Benin Republic, South Africa, etc., and certain South American countries like Argentina and Brazil.
As aforementioned, yellow cards are proof that a traveler has been vaccinated, leading to their immunization against the Yellow Fever disease, which is quite prevalent in those countries which we have mentioned earlier, and because those countries are taking every necessary step to curb the yellow fever menace, their respective governments have put in place strict security measures to demand proof at their various points of entries from travelers seeking to enter these countries that they have been vaccinated from the disease and that they do not pose a health threat that will compromise their ongoing efforts to fight yellow fever in their respective countries to a stand still.
COST OF YELLOW CARD IN NIGERIA PRESENTLY
The cost of getting yellow card in Nigeria is just ₦2000 as the document is one of the cheapest vaccination cards or certificates to get in the country presently. This price is fixed across Nigeria, and it means that the amount is the same everywhere in the country.
GUIDE ON HOW TO GET YELLOW FEVER CARD IN NIGERIA
The information below are the step by step processes on how to get yellow card in Nigeria today:
STEP 1: The first step you should take in order to obtain your yellow card in the country is to visit the Yellow Card Authority Website using your phone, computer or tablet. The yellow card website is https://yellowcardnigeria.com
STEP 2: After you must have visited the website and the page opens, the next thing to do is to click on the menu button, which is the three horizontal lines by the top right corner and you will see the option to “register”.
STEP 3: Upon clicking the “register” button, you will be taken to the registration page where you are required to fill in all the information you are required to. Be sure to be careful while filling the form as you wouldn’t want to make any mistakes and fill in the wrong information.
STEP 4: Upon successfully filling out your form in the registration section, you can then continue by clicking the “pay now” button. Clicking this helps you generate a payment receipt that will enable you make payment.
STEP 5: After clicking on the “pay now” button, proceed to generate your Remita Retrieval Receipt (RRR) code. Pay the sum of ₦2,000 online or go to the bank to complete your payment.
STEP 6: Once you have made payment, proceed to Port Health Centres located at the premises of the international airports in your State with your international passport, your evidence of payment and a copy of the bio-data form you filled out online. In order to avoid any embarrassments at the Port Health Centres, kindly go along with your evidence of payment or the bio-data form you filled online.
STEP 7: Once your payment has been confirmed, you will be administered with the yellow fever vaccine and the card will be issued to you. Note that yellow fever vaccines are currently available only by injection, and if you are afraid of the needle, it will be wise to mentally motivate and prepare yourself first before going to get vaccinated.
COUNTRIES WHERE THE YELLOW FEVER VIRUS IS PREVALENT
Many countries in the world have move past the menace of yellow fever virus but some are still fighting the disease with the hope of totally eradicating it. Some countries in Africa and South America are still putting pro-active measures in place to checkmate the menace of the yellow fever virus and while some countries in these continents are totally free from the disease, the ones where the disease is still very much present include the following:
- Niger Republic
- Sierra Leone
- South Sudan
- Burkina Faso
- Central African Republic
- Republic of the Congo
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Cote d’Ivoire
- Equatorial Guinea
- Guinea Bissau
- French Guiana
- Trinidad and Tobago