How to Get Into New York Comic Con

In accordance with state and local law and the requirements of the Javits Center, New York Comic Con requires all attendees ages 12 and up, exhibitors, media, guests, and show management staff to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. 

“Full vaccination” means that your date of entry to NYCC is at least 14 days after your final dose of an FDA/WHO approved or authorized vaccine. For our full FDA/WHO approved/authorized vaccine list, please see our FAQs.

Individuals 11 years and younger must arrive with proof of a negative COVID-19 test as further described on our website.

New York Comic Con has partnered with CLEAR Health Pass, to allow for easy proof of COVID-19 vaccination status and faster entry. To get started, download the CLEAR app and enroll for free here: 

So . . . how do I get into New York Comic Con?

To enter the Javits Center or pick up your badges at Will Call, you will need a wristband first to indicate that you have verified your vaccination status. 

We have an offsite location before you reach the Green Entrances for NYCC that will make it quick and easy for you to verify your vaccination status and receive your wristband. 

Your wristband will confirm that your vaccination has been checked and will be valid for all the days you’re attending our event. 

Step 1:

Do this part today! Right now! We’ve partnered with CLEAR Health Pass to create the fastest and easiest way for you verify vaccination. For more information and how to add a fully vaccinated minor (age 14-17) to your CLEAR Health Pass, please check out our CLEAR Health Pass Process.. 

Option 1:  CLEAR Health Pass   
This option is only available for fully vaccinated fans ages 14 and up who received the COVID-19 vaccine in the United States. All other individuals must use Option 2. 


Option 2: On-site Manual Validation 
This option is available for fans fully vaccinated outside of the United States, and fully vaccinated fans age 12 or 13.

Fans can provide proof of vaccination using one of the following approved methods on-site at NYCC: 

  • A Government Issued Vaccination Record (paper or photo)
  • Excelsior Pass, the Key to NYC App, or Docket 

You will present a government-issued photo ID and an approved vaccination record demonstrating proof of Full Vaccination with an authorized or approved vaccine.  

NYCC attendees younger than 12 must be accompanied by a fully vaccinated Guardian and provide proof of one of the following, in addition to properly wearing a face covering at all times while inside the building except while seated when eating or drinking:  

  • negative rapid antigen COVID-19 test taken within 6 hours of entry to each day of the event, or  
  • negative lab PCR COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of entry of each day of the event.  

Please note that all restrictions and requirements are subject to change. Please refer to our website often for current guidelines. 

Step 2:

Go to the Vaccination Check Location at 35th Street and 11th Ave to show your information and receive your wristband. Please keep your wristband on for all the days you’ll be joining us, so that you don’t need to re-verify your vaccination credentials. 

Vaccine Check Location: 35th St & Hudson Blvd W
Thursday, Oct 7: 7AM – 8PM 
Friday, Oct 8: 7AM – 8PM 
Saturday, Oct 9: 7AM – 8PM 
Sunday, Oct 10: 7AM – 5PM 

Step 3:

Head into the show! Have an awesome time and thanks for joining us this year. 

If you need to pick up your badges, you will head to Crystal Palace and follow our Blue Entrance signage. You will not be able to pick up your badges PRIOR to visiting the Vaccination Check Location and receiving your wristband. You must do that step first.

If you already have your badges, you will follow our Green Entrance signage and head to the entrance NYCC staff directs you to. 

NYCC Vaccine Check Locations and Hours

Vaccine Check Location: 35th St & Hudson Blvd W
Thursday, Oct 7: 7AM – 8PM 
Friday, Oct 8: 7AM – 8PM 
Saturday, Oct 9: 7AM – 8PM 
Sunday, Oct 10: 7AM – 5PM