A Universal Orlando spokesperson confirmed to FOX Business that guests will no longer be required to wear masks indoors or outdoors beginning Saturday, Feb. 12. Unvaccinated guests will be encouraged to wear masks while indoors. Guests are not required to show proof of vaccination.
The decision, which comes nearly two months after Universal reinstated its mask policy in response to a surge in cases due to the omicron variant, was "based on local trends and conditions."
Previously, guests were required to wear masks at all restaurants, shops, indoor hotel public areas and attractions. Masks were also required on transportation between Universal's CityWalk shopping district and resort and partner hotels and on Universal's SuperStar Shuttle service to and from Orlando International Airport.
Representatives for Walt Disney World and SeaWorld did not immediately return FOX Business' request for comment on whether they would follow suit and drop mask requirements for fully vaccinated guests.
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As of Wednesday, Universal Orlando employees were required to be fully vaccinated or undergo weekly testing.