This comes as the family of an Umlazi woman who died in the Bahamas is travelling to the Caribbean country for her cremation - after the Bahamian government refused to release her body for repatriation citing health concerns.
Nobuhle Bhengu had been working for the MSC cruise company and died after a short illness while abroad.
Committee chairperson Siphosezwe Masango says South Africans need to familiarise themselves with a document known as Travel Smart - and to also notify the embassy of their travels.
The document is available on website of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation at www.dirco.gov.za.
East Coast Radio Newswatch