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New Yellow Card Needed For Those Travelling Out Of Nigeria From July 1 – FG

The Federal Government has eliminated every old rendition of Yellow Card, including that it will be supplanted with another e-Yellow Card with impact from Monday, July 1.

This is coming not precisely seven days after the Nigeria Immigration Service started the issuance of the upgraded 10-year legitimacy e-visa at the Ikoyi Passport office, Lagos, GISTOK reports.

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Clarifying this is the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health, Mr. Abdulaziz Mashi Abdullahi, who talked in Abuja yesterday.

As indicated by him, the presentation of the new e-Yellow Card, otherwise called International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICVP), was to address the issue of phony Yellow Cards that has until now established a wellspring of national shame.

Mr. Abdullahi noticed that the new Card is to improve security includes that could be confirmed anyplace on the planet by filtering the standardized tag or checking the card number on the Yellow Card entryway.

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Abdullahi said with impact from July 1; the new e-Yellow Card would be the first substantial archived confirmation of vaccination against yellow fever.

Clarifying the significance of the yellow fever immunization for which the Yellow Card is archived, the Permanent Secretary said yellow fever, a viral hemorrhagic fever brought about by an infection transmitted by the Aedes Aegypti mosquito, is a conceivably deadly disease, yet antibody preventable.

Abdullahi noticed that a few nations, including Nigeria, were endemic for yellow fever and voyagers to influenced (endemic) countries were in danger of introduction to contamination by the yellow fever infection; subsequently the compulsory immunization against the ailment.

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Consequently, he uncovered that as indicated by the World Health Organization’s (WHO) suggestion, every single global explorer, nine months of age or more visiting Nigeria must be inoculated against yellow fever,

including that extra measures have been embraced at purposes of passage for the avoidance and control of yellow fever, some portion of which is the obligatory prerequisite of proof of immunization against the illness on entry in Nigeria.

He included that a few nations additionally require proof of vaccination against yellow fever as a condition for section, focusing on that from July 1,

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voyagers arriving Nigeria without verification of yellow fever immunization would be immunized at purposes of passage and issued the Card, after the installment of the charge.

The lasting secretary ordered the heading out open to coordinate with the service through Port Health Services Division to anticipate and control

cross-outskirt transmission of yellow fever by consenting to set down measures at purposes of passage and getting their e-Yellow Cards from the division,

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“This makes every one of us a piece of the worldwide alliance/development to dispensing with yellow fever pestilences by 2026.” he said