Frequently Asked Questions

When is the sponsorship deadline?

You are required to reach at least 80% of your minimum sponsorship montbefore the trip.

I can no longer attend. Can I get a refund?

Registration fees are non refundable. Whether you’ve pai£150, £500, or the £650 registration fee, we are unable to offer you a refund

I want to bring my children. What is the minimum age?

The minimum age for this trip is 18. We are unable to take children on this trip. If you wish to bring a baby (aged under 2), arrangements could be discussed.

Will I need a VISA?

You don’t need a visa to enter Israel as a tourist. On entry, visitors are granted leave to enter for a period of up to 3 months. Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

Will I get questioned or stopped at the airport?

You should expect lengthy personal questioning and baggage searches by security officials on arrival and departure from Israel.It is for the Israeli authorities to determine the right of entry into Israel, so if you have any particular concerns you should contact the Israeli Embassy in London. Last year our entire team were granted entry with no issues.

What happens if I am denied entry?

Penny Appeal can not guarantee your entry in to Palestine and can not be held responsible if you are deported back to the UK. There will be no refunds, unfortunately

Will I need travel insurance?

Yes, it’s a mandatory requirement that you book travel insurance to cover your stay (including travel to occupied territories of Palestine and for taking part in your race). 

I’m worried about traveling to Palestine on my own. Can I speak to someone to seek some assurance?

Many individuals will join the trip alone but build everlasting friendships on the journey. Before the trip, you’ll be required to attend one of our team briefing days where we discuss trip formalities and discuss security issues. You’ll get to meet other participants then as well as talk to us in person about any concerns. You can also email at challenges@pennyappeal.org – we are a supportive team, and we will do everything we can to make sure you feel comfortable and safe with us.