How To Get The New E-Yellow Card In Nigeria

Earlier this year, the Federal Government of Nigeria announced that all old yellow cards would become invalid and a new e-yellow card would replace it instead.

What is a Yellow Card and Why Do You Need One?

The yellow card is a small booklet that shows proof of receipt of the yellow fever vaccination and other vaccinations like oral polio and cholera vaccines. These vaccines protect you from infection and transmission of the respective diseases in certain countries.

 New yellow card in Nigeria

Which Countries Require The Yellow Fever Card?

According to the World Health Organization(WHO), a Nigerian will have to obtain the yellow fever card if (s)he plans on visiting any of the following countries:

Angola, Antigua & Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin Republic, Bolivia, Bonaire, Botswana, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso,  Burundi, Cape Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon,  Central African Republic, Chad, China,  Congo, Cuba, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of Congo, Dominica, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, French Guiana, French Polynesia, Gabon, India, e.t.c

See the full list here.


Steps To Obtain The New E- Yellow Card In Nigeria

  • Visit
  • Click on “Register” from the drop-down menu
  • Fill in your personal information
  • At the bottom of the page, click “Pay Now” and generate a receipt
  • Make Payment of 2000 Naira and proceed to print the receipt. If you filled in your email correctly, a receipt would be automatically sent to your mail and you can proceed to print from there
  • Make a photocopy of the biodata page of your international passport
  • Attach the photocopy of your biodata page to the receipt and proceed to the nearest Port Health Service office
  • The yellow fever vaccine would be administered to you if you don’t have proof of receipt of the vaccine in the last 10 years. Also, depending on the country you’re visiting, you might receive two drops of the oral polio vaccine. Ensure you eat something before taking the vaccines
  • You would be told when to come back to pick up your new yellow fever card. Ask if you’re not told.

I got mine at the Port Health Service Office in Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. What nobody tells you is, you have to be at the office as early as 7:30a.m to get your name on a list, once the list exceeds a certain number, the officials stop attending to people and tell you to come back the next day. The office opens on weekends and it is advisable to go on Saturday morning as you wouldn’t have to deal with the crowd.

It is advisable to get your vaccines and certificate at least 10 days to your departure date.


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Restaurant Review: RSVP is Perfect For Date Night in Lagos

For a restaurant that has been in business for over five years in Lagos, RSVP is one of the few restaurants you can count on for good food and service every single time, they’ve definitely hacked the consistency thing.

The thing is, with Lagos restaurants it’s like playing a game of roulette, today you get good service and food, tomorrow you get good food and meh service so you always have to keep your mind open to disappointments. But not with RSVP, they’ve managed to have both on lock through the years, well done guys!

For my birthday, it was a no-brainer that I decided to have dinner here. I was going to do the whole lock myself indoors and contemplate the direction my life is currently heading thing I do on my birthdays but I decided to treat myself to a make-up session and dinner instead.

RSVP seafood pappardelle

I had the Seafood Pappardelle as my main and if you follow me on Instagram, you might’ve seen my post raving about it. It’s no secret that I love pasta and it’s not everyday I come across the flat, broad pappardelle type in Lagos so this was a natural choice.

The pasta was well made and they weren’t stingy with the seafood, thankfully there was no fish in this. Some restaurants love to use all the different types of fish to build their seafood dishes while sprinkling one prawn on top, not RSVP.

The Seafood Pappardelle cost 6800 Naira and if you’re feeling adventurous, you could try the Rabbit Pappardelle.

Another thing I like about RSVP is, they sell wines by the glass just like La Taverna so you do not have to commit to buying a whole bottle. A glass of their house white wine costs 3000 Naira and  I think the same price applies for their red wine but white wine > red wine, forever.

If you’re trying to hack surviving on a budget in Lagos like me, RSVP is great for when you’re trying to treat yourself, celebrate small wins, spend someone else’s money or leave a good impression on a date, definitely not a regular spot.

Also, if you’ll be going in a group, always try to book a table ahead.


9, Eletu Ogabi Street, Victoria Island.

Instagram: rsvplagos

Have you been to RSVP? Do you know other restaurants in Lagos you think I should try? Leave a comment below.

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