Don't forget that you'll need to find (and allow time for) E6 processing as well in case these bans are still in force when you return.
In response eto the issue raised on checking camera equipment, I very often travel with two systems and check one of them. I'd certainly take a small risk of damage or loss than accept the inevitability of no photographs. I do have insurance though.
Take a digital p&s in case you can't find film.