Cairo has opened the Rafah border crossing with the Israeli-blockaded Gaza Strip for four days.
According to Palestine's Ma'an news agency on Monday, the gateway will provide services for Palestinians in both directions.
Palestinian Interior Ministry also announced that thousands of people are waiting in the coastal enclave to be granted permission to cross the border to neighboring Egypt.
Palestinian border official Khaled al-Shaer said Cairo does not allow all Palestinians to use the terminal, with only students, patients and visa holders being authorized to cross the border until Thursday.
Around 20,000 Palestinians are expected to use the Rafah border crossing during the four days.
Since the military coup that ousted Egypt’s first democratically elected president, Mohamed Morsi, in 2013, Cairo has adopted restrictive measures against over 1.8 million Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.
The Rafah border crossing is Gazans’ only way of access to the outside world as the Tel Aviv regime has blockaded the highly populated area for over 8 years.
Under the Israeli and Egyptian restrictive regulations, Palestinians are deprived of their basic right to import and export goods in the besieged area.