San Diego Comic-Con to Require Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination or Negative COVID-19 Test

By Yudi Hu
Yudi Hu
Yudi Hu
September 17, 2021 Updated: September 17, 2021

San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) Special Edition will require all of its participants to be either fully vaccinated or test negative for COVID-19 at the San Diego Convention Center from Nov. 26–28.

SDCC is a comic book convention and entertainment event held in San Diego annually since 1970. More than 130,000 people attended Comic-Con in 2019 before it was canceled twice in the summer of 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Comic-Con organizers announced on Twitter that the badge sale for their first in-person event in 2 years will start at 11 am on Sept. 25. But to purchase a badge, one has to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination status or a negative test result within 72 hours before they attend the event.

Individuals who have COVID-19 related symptoms in the past 14 days or have been exposed to a confirmed case and are not yet cleared by public health authorities are not eligible to purchase a badge, according to the Comic-Con website’s terms and conditions.

Participants need to also self-monitor their symptoms and report to SDCC if they develop any COVID-19 symptoms within 14 days after they participate in the event.

Face coverings are required for all participants regardless of their vaccination status.

“Approved face coverings must be visible at all times and may not be concealed under costume headwear/masks,” states on the SDCC website.

Badges for SDCC Special Edition are $150 for adults, $75 for juniors (age 13 to 17), and $75 for U.S. Military and seniors (age 60 and older).

Yudi Hu