Health Alert: Suspension of Routine Services for U.S. Citizens

Location: Honduras, countrywide

Event: Starting February 2, 2022, all routine passport, notarial, and Consular Report of Birth Abroad appointments have been temporarily suspended at the U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa, Honduras to reduce opportunities for transmission of COVID-19. Once the American Citizen Services Unit resumes regular consular operations, you will be able to reschedule your appointment.  The Embassy continues to provide emergency consular services for the following categories:

  1. Arrest of a U.S. Citizen
  2. Death of a U.S. Citizen
  3. Victims of Crime
  4. Welfare/Whereabouts
  5. Medical emergency
  6. Grave illness or death of an immediate family member in the U.S.
  7. For U.S. citizen tourists in Honduras– imminent scheduled return travel to the U.S. after a passport has been lost or stolen. (Note: this option does not apply to U.S. citizens residing in Honduras)
  8. If your inquiry is regarding one of the above categories, please contact us at usahonduras@state.govfor assistance or to schedule your emergency appointment.
  9. Please note that planned vacation travel does not qualify as an emergency, even if your ticket has already been purchased.

DS-82 Mail-In Passport Renewal

If you are not eligible for an emergency passport, you may still be able to renew your passport by mail. More information available here.

Returning to the United States on an Expired U.S. Passport
If you are overseas and your passport expired on or after January 1, 2020, you may be able to use your expired passport to return directly to the United States until March 31, 2022.  See this page for more information.

Actions to Take:


  • Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information.
  • For information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19, please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
  • Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on for country-specific information related to COVID-19.
  • Check with your airlines, cruise lines, or travel operators regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions, including potential COVID vaccine or testing requirements for countries you are transiting through.