According to the Youm7 news portal, the border crossing will work in both directions. The Egyptian border authorities will let people who need medical treatment or are returning from it, students and those who need to leave or enter Gaza for humanitarian reasons cross.
The Rafah border crossing, the main entry and exit point in Gaza, was closed after a series of October 2014 terrorist attacks that killed dozens of Egyptian security personnel. The check point currently only opens for a few days every several months.
Relations between Hamas and Cairo deteriorated after the Muslim Brotherhood, ideologically close to the Palestinian organization, was removed from power in Egypt in 2013. The current Egyptian government has accused Hamas of supporting militants active in the Sinai Peninsula and introduced its own blockade of the Gaza Strip.