The Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) kicks off in Egypt on June 21.
Safety concerns have been raised in the wake of an attack on a tourist bus over the weekend.
The explosion had no fatalities‚ with 24 of the South Africans returning home on Monday.
South Africa have been drawn in Group D, the so-called "Group of Death" which includes Morocco, the Ivory Coast and Namibia.
Afro-Middle East Centre researcher Ebrahim Deen says there will be increased security, but the insurgency is raging strongly.
The situation in places especially closer to Cairo are a lot safer than those closer to the Sinai.— Ebrahim Deen, Researcher - Afro-Middle East Centre
Egypt is currently in a civil war or currently fighting an insurgency in Northern-Sinai. Tourism has been down and there have been attacks in recent months.— Ebrahim Deen, Researcher - Afro-Middle East Centre
You can't exclude the possibility that similar attacks are planned.— Ebrahim Deen, Researcher - Afro-Middle East Centre
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