Universal Studios Hollywood to Require Proof of Vaccination or Negative COVID-19 Test Starting October 7

Starting October 7, Universal Studios Hollywood will require guests to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test upon entry.

  • The new mandate will apply to all guests ages 12 and up and those ages 18 and up must also show photo ID.
  • This news doesn’t come as a big surprise as we learned earlier this month that Los Angeles County health officials were set to issue the new order that would require proof of COVID-19 vaccination at many locations, including theme parks.
  • Today, Universal Studios Hollywood made the official announcement, issuing the following statement:
    • Per LA County’s Public Health order, beginning on October 7, all persons ages 12 and older must be prepared to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test taken within 72 hours of visit, prior to entry to the theme park. Persons ages 18+ must also show photo ID. Full COVID-19 vaccination means that 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). Verification will take place when required based on theme park attendance. 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.
  • Additionally, Universal Studios Hollywood continues to encourage guests to keep a safe distance between travel parties, and we remain focused on maintaining the highest cleanliness and sanitization standards.

  • According to the California Department of Public Health, these are some options you can show if someone asks for proof of vaccination:
    • The white Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 vaccination record card you got when you were vaccinated
    • A photocopy of the vaccine card
    • A photo of the vaccine card on a phone or any other electronic device
    • Documentation of vaccination from a health care provider
    • A digital record that includes a QR code that when scanned by a SMART Health Card reader displays your date of birth, vaccine dates and vaccine type
    • Documentation of vaccination from contracted employers who follow these vaccination records guidelines and standards
    • The World Health Organization Yellow Card