Minister of Tourism David Collado announced that Dominican beaches in the eastern and southern regions are again open for recreational activities. The Ministry had ordered on Sunday, 18 September 2022 that beaches nationwide be off limits to human use for the passing of Hurricane Fiona on Monday, 19 September.
Tourism Minister Collado also tweeted that for the most part, the National Hotels & Tourism Association (Asonahores) reports that damages to hotel property were mostly in landscaping and areas that do not merit the closing of the hotels. Crews are at work to restore regular activities at the properties.
Donations are being coordinated to help the staff at the hotels whose own dwellings would have been affected. Thousands of those who work in Punta Cana live in Higuey, probably the most affected city by the storm.
Tourists who come are welcome to bring school supplies as a gift for staff now that school reopens in the Dominican Republic at public schools this month. Schools were scheduled to open on 19 September, but the date may now be moved up in eastern communities.
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·20 September 2022