Universal Studios Hollywood has updated their operational safety guidelines, now requiring guests ages 12 and older to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test taken within 72 hours of visit to enter the theme park beginning October 7. This update comes in conjunction with LA County’s Public Health Order.

Guests under 12 who are not eligible for the vaccine can enter without proof of a negative test result.

Regardless of vaccination status, Universal is still requiring face coverings to be worn at all times, both indoors and outdoors.

Per Universal’s website:

    • 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), a digital vaccination record from the California Department of Public Health or an approved company, 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). For those vaccinated outside the United States, two weeks must have passed since the last dose of a vaccine that is listed for emergency use by the World Health Organization (WHO).
    • Acceptable forms of proof of negative test are a printed document, email or text message displayed on a phone from a test provider or laboratory. The information should include person’s name, type of test performed, and negative test result (date of test must be within prior 72 hours.) A PCR or antigen test is acceptable. A COVID-19 self-test, sometimes referred to as “home test,” is not acceptable.

This change in guidelines only applies to Universal Studios Hollywood. Stay tuned to Inside Universal for all the latest on Universal Parks & Resorts.