Travel Updates from Burbank

October 18, 2021

We are excited to welcome you back to Burbank! Our hotels, neighborhoods, restaurants, and attractions are ready when you are. To follow statewide requirements, we kindly ask all visitors to wear a mask when visiting our businesses and attractions indoors (regardless of their vaccination status). Thank you for your patience as we continue to navigate through the rapidly changing conditions in place to keep us all safe and healthy.

What To Know Before Visiting

The health and safety of our visitors, residents and employees remains a top priority for Visit Burbank and the City of Burbank. We are continuing to monitor the news around the Pandemic and the recommendations of public health officials. Though our information was up to date at time of publication, we highly recommend that you reach out directly to the hotels, attractions, venues, ticket providers and tour companies that you booked with or are planning to visit. When you travel, be sure to practice precautions to prevent getting and spreading of COVID-19.

  • Visitors from the United States are encouraged to be vaccinated before coming to California, but it is not a requirement to travel.
  • Beginning November 8, foreign national air travelers to the United States will be required to be fully vaccinated and to provide proof of their vaccination status to fly to the United States. Fully vaccinated travelers will continue to be required to show a pre-departure negative test taken within three days of travel prior to boarding.
  • On November 8, 2021 SafePassLA launches in Los Angeles County. You will be required to provide proof of a full COVID-19 vaccination to enter the indoor portions of food establishments, gyms, entertainment and recreational locations, personal care establishments, and outdoor events within the City, as well as certain City facilities.
  • Masks are not required for fully vaccinated individuals outdoors, except in the following settings where masks are required for everyone, regardless of vaccination status:
    • In all indoor public settings, venues, gatherings, and public and private businesses in Los Angeles County
    • On public transits such as airplanes, trains, subways, buses, taxis, and ride-shares, and in transportation hubs such as airport, bus terminal, or any other area that provides transportation.
    • Indoors in K-12 schools, childcare, and other youth settings. (Note: This may change as updated K-12 schools’ guidance is forthcoming, pending updates for K-12 operational guidance from the CDC).
    • Healthcare settings.
    • Long term care settings and adult and senior care facilities.
    • Emergency shelters and cooling centers.
    • State and local correctional facilities and detention centers.
    • Homeless shelters.
    • Additionally, masks are required for unvaccinated individuals in indoor public settings and businesses including retail, restaurants, theaters, family entertainment centers, meetings, state and local government offices serving the public.
  • All of our 18 hotels are open and have implemented the latest health and safety protocols for staff and guests to ensure your visit is a great one. Most have also allowed for travel flexibility with free cancellation. Check out each hotel’s site for more details. See all Burbank hotels.
  • Universal Studios Hollywood is open to everyone with a reservation. Buy your tickets now on our site.
    • Per LA County’s Public Health order, all persons ages 12+ must be prepared to show proof of full FDA or WHO approved COVID-19 vaccination (a full 14 days after final dose was administered), or a negative test taken within 72 hours of visit, prior to entry to the theme park. A COVID-19 self-test, sometimes referred to as a “home test”, is not acceptable. Persons ages 18+ must also show photo ID. Verification will take place when required based on theme park attendance. Children under the age of 12 are not required to show proof of vaccination or a negative test result. Regardless of vaccination status, face coverings are required to be worn at all times, both indoors and outdoors, when visiting the theme park. At Universal CityWalk, face coverings are required to be worn indoors.
  • Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood is open with new features!
  • Burbank restaurants are open for indoor and outdoor dining and continue to have options for curbside pickup, takeout, and delivery.
    • Of special note is that Downtown Burbank, with more than 100 eateries to choose from, has created communal dining areas on the AMC Walkway as well as expanded outdoor seating on San Fernando Blvd.
  • Burbank stores are open for in-person shopping
  • Indoor Museums, Zoos, and Aquariums are open. Movie Theaters are open.
    • The LA Zoo is open with reservations.
  • Enjoy the California sunshine with outdoor recreation! Currently open:
    • Stough Canyon Hiking Trail
    • Wildwood Canyon Hiking Trail
    • Hiking in the Hollywood Hills and to the Hollywood Sign
    • DeBell Golf Course
    • Valley Skate Park
    • Tennis Courts at Burbank Tennis Center
    • Verdugo Aquatic Facility (by reservation only)

Our hotels and businesses have worked hard to prepare for your return and have implemented operational and physical changes with your health and safety in mind. Things might look and feel a little different than before the pandemic, but the hospitality you expect from Burbank is still going strong.


Most Recent Statements from Los Angeles County Department of Health

September 17, 2021: “Revised LA County Health Order”

July 28, 2021: “Guidance For the Use of Masks”

June 15, 2021: California Is Once Again Welcoming Travelers Back

May 14, 2021: Less Restrictive Yellow Tier”

April 7, 2021: “Travel Advisory and Guidelines”

A Few Ideas to Support Burbank Businesses

Dine In/Order Takeout/Food Deliveries

Burbank offers an ever-expanding choice of restaurants, cafes and eateries. Be sure to support them by enjoying indoor and outdoor dining, ordering for takeout and enjoying meals in the comfort of your home! View our list.

Shop Local

Pay a visit to independently owned shops and markets for items you need at home. Burbank is packed with one-of-a-kind shops and restaurants such as in Magnolia Park.

Buy Gift Cards

Purchasing a gift card to your favorite store, theater, or restaurant is an immediate way to put cash into a business. Consider buying items from merchants sell clothing, accessories, vintage, cosmetics, items for the home, and more.

Sign Up for Future Classes & Events

Sign up for classes or events at your favorite place of business. Planning activities a few months out will help to support your favorite activities and give you something fun to look forward to.

Be Patient and Say Thank You

When you do go to the store to buy what you need, be sure to say thanks to the front-line employees who are hard at work.


For more information on how to support your local businesses and up-to-date closures, follow @visitburbank.

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Safe travels!

The City of Burbank and Downtown Burbank are not responsible for the content of and do not endorse any products or services of the companies listed including any information on the City of Burbank website and social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook and Twitter) and Visit Burbank website and social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook and Twitter). As such, we make no representation or warranty as to the accuracy, appropriateness or any other aspect of the information contained on the City of Burbank’s website and social media platforms and the Visit Burbank website and social media platforms. While we encourage promotion of local businesses and restaurants, citizens are reminded to comply with the Governor’s Safer at Home Orders.