Universal Orlando Updates Face Mask Policy

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Universal Face Mask Policy Update

Universal Orlando Resort has updated its policy requiring guests to wear face masks. The policy clarifies that Guests are allowed to remove their masks when actively eating or drinking.

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The resort states on its website:

“Guests must wear face coverings at all times, unless they are actively eating or drinking, and they must also be socially distanced from other travel parties while consuming their food or beverage. Inside restaurants, we have arranged tables and seating so that guests can safely remove their face coverings while enjoying their dining experience.”

Previously, Universal Orlando Resort had set up mask-free “relaxation areas” where guests at Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure would be able to take off their face coverings.

Universal Orlando also outlines what is and what is not an acceptable face covering on its website:

An appropriate face covering for a visit to Universal Orlando must fit the following criteria: 

  • Must cover your nose and mouth and be secured under your chin 
  • Must fit snugly against the sides of your face and be secured with ear loops or secured around your head 
  • Must be at least two-ply (consist of at least two layers) 

The following are NOT permitted at Universal Orlando:

  • Face coverings with exhalation valves 
  • Face coverings that are not secured with ear loops or secured around your head 
  • Face coverings that include mesh material or holes of any kind 
  • Costume masks or veils, per our costume guidelines

Guests unable to wear a face masks may contact Guest Services and receive permission to wear a face shield instead. However, face shields are not permitted on certain attractions.

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Universal is not alone in modifying its mask mandates around eating and drinking. Walt Disney World also recently clarified its stance on the subject, announcing that face masks may only be removed for eating and drinking when Guests are stationary. 

If you are planning a trip back to Universal Orlando Resort, it helps to have experts keeping you up-to-date on the latest information during these times. That is why we continue to recommend our friends at Academy Travel. They work with you to ensure you stay informed and begin your trip prepared to get the most awesome Universal Orlando Vacation for your budget. Click here to learn more and book a trip today.

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