The health and well-being of our attendees, exhibitors, and all participants of Anime Expo comes first and foremost.

SPJA is working closely with federal, state, and local health officials to ensure a safe environment for Anime Expo 2022. All guidelines and measures being put into place are driven by data provided by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

In our effort to adhere to COVID-19 guidelines and recommendations, 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 24 hours prior to attending the event.

Additionally, all attendees of AX 2022 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.

Approved face coverings must be visible at all times and cannot be hidden under costume headwear and/or cosplay pieces.

Please note that these requirements and guidelines apply to all attendee groups, including but not limited to, exhibitors, artists, vendors, guests, staff, press, industry, volunteers, and cosplayers.

These requirements and guidelines may be subject to change as more details emerge. SPJA reserves the right to change or modify these terms at any time.

For more information on COVID-19 and preventative measures, please visit the following resources: