Yes, all attendees of Anime Expo will be required to wear approved face coverings, regardless of vaccination status, at all times unless in outdoor areas or actively drinking or eating.


  • Approved face coverings must fit snugly and properly, fully covering your nose and mouth, and secure under your chin.
  • Face coverings cannot be bandanas or scarves, neck gaiters, mesh face coverings, face coverings with exhalation valves, and/or damaged/torn face coverings.


** Update: As of June 21st, 2022 **


  • COVID-19 Vaccination Proof or Negative COVID-19 Test: SPJA will be requiring all attendees of AX 2022 to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to attending the event. 
  • Masks: Regardless of vaccination status, masks will be required indoors (except in designated cafeteria/eating areas) and optional outdoors. 
  • For more details, please see our Health & Safety page. 


These requirements and guidelines are final. 


All attendee groups must go to our COVID-19 Verification Area located at Chick Hearn Court to get your COVID-19 Verification Wristband. 

For more information please read: How do I get my COVID-19 Verification Wristband?