New Yellow Card Issued for Travelers from April 1, 2019

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Attention travelers, the Federal Government of Nigeria through it’s Ministry of Health has said the old Yellow Cards issued to members of the public will from April 1 become invalid and travelers will have to apply online for a new one in addition to paying N2,000 for the card.

Yellow card application process

The Yellow Card serves as proof of vaccination from Yellow Fever and is an important travel document with several countries making it a requirement for visa application or arrival into their countries.

In August 2018, the Ministry rolled out new electronic yellow cards that are machine readable.

Speaking on the ease of application, the Ministry says that it takes, about an hour after application for the cards to be ready and that travelers should be vaccinated at least 10 days before their travel departure date.

yellow card front


Frequently Asked Questions on the New eYellow Card in Nigeria.

1.When does the old Yellow Card expire?

The old Yellow Card expires April 1, 2019.

2. What will happen if I go with my old Yellow Card?

You will not be allowed to travel.

3. How do I register for the new Yellow Card?

Visit, click register, fill personal information, click the PAY NOW button and generate a Remita Retrival Receipt code, pay N2,000 online or at the bank. Take payment receipt along with your International Passport to the Port Health Services Office to get vaccinated and be issued the new eYellow Card.

4. Where is the Port Health Service located?

The Port Health Service is located at Airport Road, Mafoluku Oshodi, just before the Toll Gate, after the Sahara Energy building.

5. How long is a Yellow Fever Card valid for?

The Yellow Fever vaccination is valid for life. However the Federal Government routinely updates the card and process when it deems fit.

6. How much is the Yellow Fever Card?

The Yellow Fever Card costs N2,000.

7. What is the Yellow Fever Card website to apply online?





  1. Matthew Riley

    April 29, 2019 at 6:00 am

    Hi. I wish to visit my friend in Nigeria over my summer vacation. If I get vaccinated for Yellow Fever in my country of residence and have medical proof of this, do I need to complete the yellow card process?

    • Feyisayo

      April 29, 2019 at 11:26 am

      No you don’t.

  2. Amaechi

    November 5, 2019 at 4:53 am

    Hi. Do those of us who already have the yellow fever vaccination as well as the old yellow fever card still have to go through the vaccination process for the new yellow fever card?

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