Nor would a spy have a secret transmitter in his suitcase for customs to find just in with his socks and underwear. Maybe the Kenwood HT was sown into a secret compartment along with an exploding pen and fifty gold sovereigns.
I have flown with my equipment from India to Singapore to New Zealand to Europe to Peru. Not once did I have an issue. Just made sure I understood the local requirements and always had my license and local rules taped to my radios.
You cant think that YOUR local rules are the same elsewhere. And it is always best to contact some locals to get the lowdown. It helps to have local contacts as well.