The resumption of the crossing came upon directives of the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi to facilitate the movement of Palestinian people stranded at the crossing.
The General Authority for Crossings and Borders in Gaza called on the traveling citizens to update their data of the newly issued passports during the year 2020.
The Rafah crossing has been opened for the past six months, entering its seventh month of consecutive operation on November 16, 2021 to facilitate the crossing of wounded, injured and humanitarian cases, and allow entry of medical aid and reconstruction materials to Palestinians.