How to obtain yellow card in Nigeria…How to get yellow card in Nigeria…How to get yellow card in Lagos.


It is now compulsory to have a yellow card when traveling on international or regional flights from Nigeria.

This is according to a new directive by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority.

If any of these questions about how to get a yellow card in Nigeria, where to get a yellow card or yellow fever vaccination in Nigeria or How much a yellow fever card in Nigeria costs have crossed your mind? Below, I’ve detailed the steps to take to get the new electronic card.

How to obtain or get yellow card in Nigeria
How to obtain or get electronic yellow card in Nigeria

What is the Yellow Card for traveling?

The yellow card is a certificate of vaccination to show that travelers have been immunized against yellow fever.

Yellow fever is a mosquito-borne viral disease present in Africa and South America. The infection can range from mild to severe. In year 2020, an epidemic of yellow fever in Agbor community in Delta state, Nigeria killed over a hundred persons and the community was later saved by vaccines.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 as an injection.

How to obtain yellow card in Nigeria

To get the card, follow these steps:
1. Visit
2. Click on register
3. Fill in your personal information
4. Click on “Pay Now” generate your Remitta retrieval receipt code. With it you can pay the fee of N2000 via internet banking or by going to the bank
5. Take the payment receipt along with your international passport to the Port health services office nearest to you to get vaccinated and obtain your new yellow card.

Alternatively, you can go to the Port health services office to make payment and get everything done. It is advisable to go prior to the dates of travel in order to avoid queues.

My Yellow card is still valid, Do I need a new one?

The previous versions of the yellow fever cards were valid for 10 years from the day of vaccination. This new one however is valid for life.

Do I need to take the vaccine again if my card is still valid?

You won’t have to. You should provide the old yellow card with proof of vaccination then pay for the new card.

Hope you found this useful?

Written by Tolulope Dopemu



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