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Passengers bemoan shortage of ‘Yellow Cards’ at Lagos Airport

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Passengers bemoan shortage of ‘Yellow Cards’ at Lagos Airport


By Louis Ibah

The shortage of International Certificate for Vaccination also known as yellow cards is creating problems for some Nigerian passengers traveling out of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos to countries where the card is a major entry requirement for non-nationals.

Some of the countries that insist visitors must have the yellow card as evidence of being free from some contagious diseases include, Kenya, Benin Republic, South Africa, Ghana, Brazil and some other countries around the world except Europe.

Passenger normally pays the sum of N1,000 to get the card, which is issued after being screened and given an injection by Port Health officials at the airport or any of their offices.

However, in the last three days, there has been a shortage of the yellow cards at the Port Health…



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