Founder of Anime NYC Peter Tatara has announced that this year’s Anime NYC event will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination and mask usage for all participants. This includes fans, exhibitors, artists, guests, crew, and staff. The event staff will provide more information and clarification, including details about ticket rollover options, later this month. Tatara noted that these new guidelines are as of today, and they may change depending on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic. He added that the entire event staff has been vaccinated.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced that the city will soon require that individuals provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination to go into indoor dining areas, indoor gyms, and indoor concerts and performances.
New York City uses the Excelsior Pass as a way for residents to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Participants may store their pass on their smartphone via the Excelsior Pass Wallet app or their phone’s native wallet app, or they may print out their pass from the official website. Participation is voluntary, and individuals may provide alternative forms of proof.
Anime NYC is scheduled to take place on November 19-21, 2021 at the Javits Center.