In the midst of the new omicron variant spreading, Universal Studios Orlando has officially released a statement that they will be requiring visitors to wear face masks at all public indoor locations within Universal Orlando Resort for both guests and team members regardless of vaccination status – including restaurants, shops, and indoor hotel public areas. Face coverings will also be required at all attractions from the moment visitors enter the queue to when they exit the experience. This will take effect starting on December 24 (Christmas Eve).
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Here are the official details and updates from the Universal Orlando website:
Here are the latest safety updates for your visit.
- Face coverings are required at all restaurants, shops, indoor hotel public areas and at all attractions from the moment guests enter the queue to when they exit the experience.
- Guests are expected to bring a face covering with them for their visit
- We do not require proof of vaccinations
- We remain focused on maintaining the highest cleanliness and sanitization standards
Universal had eased their indoor face mask policy back in July, “encouraging” visitors to wear them but not requiring them to. They did not put an end date to this new mandate, but things may change after the holiday crowds disperse. We will report more on this as Universal makes updates to their face mask policy!