Universal Implementing Stricter COVID Policy For Guests

in Universal Studios Hollywood

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Universal will be implementing an expanded and stricter COVID-19 vaccine and testing policy for its Guests.

Universal Studios Hollywood recently updates its website to expand its COVID-19 vaccination and testing policy to all persons ages 5 and above. Previously, the policy was in place for those ages 12 and above.

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The full policy for Universal Studios Hollywood Guests reads:

“Per LA County’s Public Health order, all persons ages 5+ must be prepared to show proof of full FDA or WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccination (a full 14 days after final dose was administered), or a negative test taken within 24 hours (antigen i.e., “rapid” test) or 48 hours (PCR test) of visit, prior to entry to the theme park. A COVID-19 self-test, sometimes referred to as a “home test,” is not acceptable. Persons ages 18+ must also show photo ID. Verification will take place when required based on theme park attendance. Children under the age of 5 are not required to show proof of vaccination or a negative test result. Regardless of vaccination status, face coverings are required to be worn at all times, both indoors and outdoors, when visiting the theme park. At Universal CityWalk, face coverings are required to be worn indoors.”

Guests ages 5 and above now must be fully vaccinated or have a negative test taken with 24 hours (rapid test) or 48 hours (PCR test). Face coverings are required to be worn at all times whether indoors or outdoors. At Universal City Walk, Guests are required to wear face coverings while indoors.

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The safety policy at Universal Orlando Resort has not changed. Proof of vaccination is not required and Guests are encouraged to follow CDC guidelines, including wearing face coverings where recommended.

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For information and questions about the new COVID-19 omicron variant, be sure to follow along with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website.

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