Universal Studios Hollywood has updated their website to allow Guests from outside the state of California to visit their theme park, provided they can show proof of vaccination upon arrival.

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What’s Happening:

  • An update to the Universal Studios Hollywood website now says that visitors from out of state can visit the theme park with proof of vaccination.
  • The California Department of Public Health Office of Communications announced the change to the state’s rules on April 21st and Disneyland promptly put out a statement that they would continue to restrict their parks only to California residents.
  • The FAQ advises that out-of-state residents should not buy their tickets online, but get them at a ticket booth where they can present their state ID and proof of vaccination with either their vaccination card or a photo of it.
  • Because of the ticket availability system, Universal Studios Hollywood recommends that out of state visitors check the website to make sure there is availability before heading to the park.
  • Advance reservations are currently only available to California residents.
  • The vaccination requirement does not apply to children under the age of 16.
  • You can read Universal’s full Guidelines below:

Update on UniversalStudiosHollywood.com:

  • “Universal Studios Hollywood is now open. In accordance with government guidelines, to visit you must either be a California resident or an out-of-state visitor who is fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (proof of COVID-19 vaccination and photo ID will be required for park entry by out-of-state visitors, click here for requirements). At this time, online sales are restricted to California residents and front gate sales are restricted to fully vaccinated out-of-state visitors. Party size for all visitors is limited to a maximum of three households. Universal CityWalk and Universal Cinema are open. Exposure to COVID-19 in an inherent risk in any public location where people are present; we cannot guarantee you will not be exposed during your visit.”

Updated FAQ:

Can I now visit if I am not a California resident?

  • New government guidelines now allow us to invite out of-state visitors who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination and a photo ID must be presented at our front gate tickets booths prior to purchase. Acceptable forms of proof of vaccination are a vaccination card or photo/digital photo of vaccination card (including name of person vaccinated, type of vaccine provided, and date last dose administered) or documentation of vaccination from a healthcare provider, in each case showing that at least two weeks have passed since receipt of the second dose in a 2-dose series (e.g., Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) or since receipt of a single-dose vaccine (e.g., Johnson and Johnson [J&J]/Janssen).
  • Tickets are subject to availability and will not be available for purchase when the park sells out. To reduce the risk of disappointment, we advise that you visit our ticket store before leaving for the park to check if the visit date is shown as “Sold Out”. At this time, tickets are not available for purchase online by out-of-state visitors, but Front Gate ticket pricing will be same as online ticket pricing for California residents (subject to change).
  • If you already purchased your ticket prior to or during the time the theme park was closed (all purchases prior to April 8, 2021) and you are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 then you are welcome to visit at this time, subject to available capacity on your visit date. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination and a photo ID must be shown at our front gate ticket booths prior to park entry. Acceptable forms of proof of vaccination are a vaccination card or photo/digital photo of vaccination card (including name of person vaccinated, type of vaccine provided, and date last dose administered) or documentation of vaccination from a healthcare provider, in each case showing that at least two weeks have passed since receipt of the second dose in a 2-dose series (e.g., Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) or since receipt of a single-dose vaccine (e.g., Johnson and Johnson [J&J]/Janssen). You will not be able to make on online reservation but you may come to our front gate ticket booth and will be given a reservation confirmation allowing you to use your ticket that day (through December 16, 2021) if the park has not sold out. Day-of reservation confirmations are subject to availability and will not be available when the park sells out.
  • To reduce the risk of disappointment, we advise that you visit our ticket store before leaving for the park to check if the visit date is shown as “Sold Out”.
  • Government guidelines requiring out-of-state visitors to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 in order to visit the park do not contain an exception for children under age 16, who are not yet eligible to be vaccinated for COVID-19. Therefore, at this time, we can only welcome out-of-state visitors age 16 and over.
  • At this time, visiting parties may consist of no more than three households.
  • All guests including out-of-state visitors should be aware of and comply with travel restrictions and any quarantine requirements including State and local Travel Advisories.
  • What if I’m from out-of-state and have children? Can I bring my children?
  • Government guidelines requiring out-of-state visitors to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 in order to visit the park do not contain an exception for children under age 16, who are not yet eligible to be vaccinated for COVID-19. Therefore, at this time, we can only welcome out-of-state visitors age 16 and over.
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