The federal government has said that it introduced E-Yellow card in order to stop touts from hawking and selling fake cards to passengers at international airports in the country.
The International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICVP), international health certificate, popularly called Yellow Card, is to be used to capture vaccinations against yellow fever and other diseases, which some countries do not want anyone with such ailment to enter their country.
The Airport Manager, Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos, Mrs. Victoria Shinaba, explained that the card, which is machine-readable, is said to have the ability to store vaccination history of the holder.
The Federal Ministry of Health said the card was designed to put an end to the era of fake yellow card issued by unauthorised personnel and that the existing yellow card officially expired on August 1, 2018.
Shinaba said “at least all this touting of our yellow card will completely be eradicated, people will not get outside the country and they say they are carrying fake yellow card and those doing back hand businesses with it will also be eradicated”.