Unless you plan on sitting in your hotel room for your entire trip to San Francisco, you’re going to need proof that you’ve been vaccinated. Beginning August 20th, those who want to dine out, go to a bar or attend an entertainment venue will need to show proof of vaccination.
San Francisco Mayor, London Breed who made the announcement on Thursday said the move is to ensure the safety of the city.
“Vaccines are our way out of the pandemic, and our way back to a life where we can be together safely,” Breed explained in statement to the people of San Francisco.
San Francisco will join New York which also now requires proof of vaccination dubbed the ‘Key to NYC Pass’ for all indoor dining, gyms and entertainment venues.
Negative Tests Will Not Be Accepted
Under the new order, Mayor Breed stated that negative Covid-19 tests would not be accepted as a substitution for vaccination. All travelers must present proof of being fully vaccinated in order to enter restaurants and bars.
Where Travelers Need To Present Proof of Vaccination
All residents and visitors to San Francisco will need to present proof of being fully vaccinated at the following venues:
- Event spaces with more than 1,000 people
The order does not apply to take-out orders at restaurants.
Can I show Proof of Recovery Instead?
For those that have had Covid-19, they will still be required to present proof of full vaccination. As well, negative Covid-19 tests will not be accepted.
Does The Order Apply To Children?
The San Francisco order states that children under the age of 12 will be exempt from the order.
Travelers Can Be Vaccinated In San Francisco
San Francisco does not require visitors to be a resident of California or a citizen of the United States in order to get vaccinated. Travelers may receive the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine at Ride Aid pharmacies by booking an appointment. Travelers will then be able to enter restaurants and entertainment venues using their CDC vaccine card.
New York became the first city to announce that it would begin requiring proof of vaccination beginning on August 16th and would be fully enforced by September 13th.
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