Ten countries that have not been affected by the coronavirus pandemic
Every day, almost every country in the world counts its sick or dead because of the new coronavirus. Brazil has now become the second most affected country, after the United States. There are few places that have not been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. But there are, however, some last "points of resistance" on Earth.
Africa, a continent that seemed spared for a time of pandemic, now has no "untouched" country after including the isolated Lesotho, a high-altitude country, practically an enclave in South Africa, has already announced the first cases, in the middle of the month May.
However, some countries seem to be exempt from this wave. Of the 193 UN-recognized states, only ten have reported no cases of COVID-19.
Among them is the Samoa Islands, which has a population of 250,000. Affected by a measles epidemic that took the lives of 70 children, at the end of 2019, this archipelago in Oceania quickly declared a state of emergency, closed its schools and airport. According to France Info, the head of state ordered the population a period of fasting and prayer.
North of Australia, Vanuatu, a country in the southern Pacific Ocean, made up of about 80 islands stretching 1,300 kilometers, has not reported any cases of COVID-19. Devastated by Cyclone Harold on April 6, the small state was reluctant to accept help from abroad, for fear that this aid would bring with it another catastrophe: the coronavirus.
Another pandemic-spared Pacific state: the Solomon Islands and its 653,000 inhabitants. The 12 main islands and the 1,000 islets surrounding them have so far had no cases of coronavirus.
Micronesia, a federal state that occupies part of the Caroline Islands archipelago off the Philippines, is also part of these end-of-the-world territories that have so far escaped the coronavirus.
The same is true of the Republic of Nauru, a slightly larger island-state than Monaco, lost somewhere in the Pacific Ocean. With 160 tourists a year, it is one of the least visited places in the world. The island banned travelers from China, South Korea, Italy and then Iran, however, and suspended flights from Fiji, Kiribati and Marshall Islands.
Further west, between the Philippines and Indonesia, the Palau Islands, in the heart of the Pacific Ocean, have also benefited from their geographical isolation. Despite coronavirus contamination in late northern Mariana Islands in the east, the government has not reported any cases of COVID-19. Instead, this small country is facing significant supply shortages. Prior to the pandemic, United Airlines had six flights a week between Guam and Palau. Now there is only one flight a week.
The Marshall Islands, made up of volcanoes and coral atolls and populated by only 75,000 inhabitants, have also remained untouched by the coronavirus.
No cases have been reported in the island republic of Kiribati, with its 33 atolls, located between Polynesia and Micronesia.
All of these countries are spread across the Pacific Ocean, sometimes thousands of miles from a large city. This geographical isolation, which does not usually bring them benefits, has now proven to be a lifeline, especially as there are countries that usually do not have very strong health systems. There are small and fragile populations, which do not have, for example, artificial ventilation devices. If an epidemic broke out, their population could be decimated.
Two "free" coronavirus countries should be viewed with reluctance
There are two other countries that, so far, have not declared any case of contamination with the new coronavirus: North Korea and Turkmenistan. In both cases, the information must be viewed with reluctance, because it is governed by authoritarian regimes, too reluctant to communicate, especially when it comes to recognizing an epidemic.
In fact, North Korea placed its military forces in isolation for 30 days, according to the head of the American troops stationed in South Korea.
In Turkmenistan, you are not even allowed to talk about coronavirus. The state media remains silent and the term does not appear in medical leaflets distributed in schools, hospitals and workplaces, according to Chroniques du Turkménistan, one of the few independent sources of information whose website is blocked in Turkmenistan but is hosted by the organization Reporters Without Borders.
Many European countries are opening their borders, flights are resuming, hotels are waiting for their first customers, and tourism seems to be slowly coming back to life. If you are thinking about vacation, here are the top 20 safest holiday destinations during the coronavirus pandemic, where you are very unlikely to get sick.
The European Organization for the Best Destinations (EBD), which is part of the European Commission's EDEN Network, has compiled a list of the 20 safest destinations for travel and tourism, due to coronavirus. The list taken over by Forbes includes several cities in Poland, Croatia, Greece, but also the city of Sibiu, the only destination in Romania.
To help those who want to travel to Europe, the European Organization for the Best Destinations has presented a list of 20 areas least affected by Covid-19: Tbilisi - Georgia,
Corfu - Greece,
Cavtat - Croatia,
Preveza - Greece,
Alentejo - Portugal,
Batumi - Georgia,
Zagreb - Croatia,
Algarve - Portugal,
Sibiu - Romania,
Kotor - Montenegro,
Rijeka - Croatia,
Warsaw - Poland,
Vienna - Austria,
Bohinj - Slovenia,
Gdansk - Poland ,
Vilnius - Lithuania,
Riga - Latvia,
Wild Taiga - Finland.
A young boy was between the choice to stay in Cairo with family or catch the last flight to Canada to be with his love during quarantine. Traveling during this pandemic is dangerous, but isn’t love more important ?
As Covid-19 began to spread, no where can be safer to self-isolate than near your soulmate. Love makes people do stupid things, and travel around the world during coronavirus pandemic.
He is a Canadian-Egyptian in love with an Italian-American, Francesca Brundisini, who is working in Quebec City. She's new in the city and feared of self-isolation, while she did not have friends or family near her.
As news of the coronavirus pandemic spread fast worldwide, the pair realized that this virus would last more than a few weeks, Eihab Boraie decided to catch the last flight.
There was no guarantee he would be able to find a flight, but the will was so strong that magic happened.
Both his parents are in their 60s and are at high-risk to get the infection as they suffer from various health complications, leaving them alone was the hardest step and decision.
But in the end they encouraged Eihab to try to find a flight, partly because they cared and worried about his girlfriend being alone in Canada.
The flight to Quebec City was half empty, allowing most passengers to take a row of seats for themselves.
In the time it took him to get there, the number of infected and died raised, so now being more than a thousand dead people of Covid-19, and the death toll had surpassed 10,000 globally.
When his girlfriend Francesca arrived at the airport, Eihab got down on one knee, and proposed.
She was completely surprised because 48 hours she was waiting for him and didn't know when and if she would ever see him again.
She accepted Eihab proposal, they removed their masks and made it official with a long kiss.
Super offer! Cypriot government pays for your holiday if you become infected with the new coronavirus in Cyprus
The operation to attract tourists in times of pandemic has begun. With more and more people preferring to stay home this summer for fear of the new coronavirus, countries that base their economy on tourism are doing everything they can to persuade them to travel. The Cypriot authorities have announced a new measure: they will cover the cost of the holiday for tourists tested positive after entering this country.
The Cypriot government announced on Thursday that it will cover the cost of the holiday for any tourist who will contract the new coronavirus in Cyprus.
Authorities have pledged to cover the cost of accommodation, food, drink and medicines for travelers tested positive for coronavirus after entering Cyprus. Tourists will only bear the cost of the transfer to the airport and the return ticket to the country of origin.
A hospital with a capacity of 100 beds will only be made available to foreign visitors who contract the virus and extra beds can be provided if needed, according to the government.
For travelers with severe symptoms, authorities will provide 112 seats for intensive care and 200 medical ventilators.
A number of 500 rooms in "quarantine hotels" will be offered to close contacts of people infected with coronavirus. And this number can be supplemented as needed.
The hotel room where a tourist who contracted the virus was accommodated will be carefully disinfected before being used again.
According to Johns Hopkins University, 939 cases of Covid-19 and 17 deaths from the disease have been confirmed in Cyprus.
The Republic of Moldova is a picturesque country in Eastern Europe, between Romania and Ukraine. Its territory is easily recognizable on the map due to the fact that it looks like a bunch of grapes. If you like to return from the trip with unforgettable impressions and captivating stories to tell your friends, not just with fridge magnets, then this country will surprise you and leave you with deep emotions. This is exactly what those who venture on a new journey tend to find.
1. Cricova and Mileștii Mici wineries
The Republic of Moldova is a wine-growing country, ranking in the top of the most important wine-growing states in the world. Moldova is known for its famous and unique underground cities, such as Cricova, located 11 kilometers from Chisinau and Milestii Mici, about 30 km south of Chisinau.
While Cricova is the largest underground complex, known worldwide for its huge labyrinths, with galleries with a total length of 120 kilometers, the underground cellars Milestii Mici have the largest collection of wines in the world (over 1.5 million bottles of the collection) and entered the Guinness Book of Records in 2005.
Such a tour will be an unforgettable experience for any tourist, but especially for wine lovers.
2. Orheiul Vechi cultural-natural reservation
It is located in the eastern part of the Republic of Moldova, only 60 km from the capital, in the rocky gorge of the river Raut, in a place of strategic importance, close to the river Dniester.
The Orheiul Vechi complex is a system made up of cultural and natural elements, where there are archeological vestiges from all known epochs on the territory of the Republic of Moldova and about 200 Christian cave complexes.
Within the limits of the Orheiul Vechi Landscape, 20 archeological sites are documented, two of which are ensembles of particularly large proportions traditionally named by the local population: Peștera and Butuceni.
The cultural-natural and landscape reservation is on the list of candidates to be included in the UNESCO patrimony. Let's find out -
3. Ţîpova Monastery
In Ţîpova, on the rocky bank of the Dniester (about 100 km north of Chisinau) is the largest Orthodox cave monastery in Moldova, considered one of the largest in Europe.
The cave monastery "Tipova" is perfectly harmonized with the surrounding nature, dug in the limestone rocks.
There are several legends related to this place, and we mention the one according to which “it was here that Stephen the Great married his wife Voichiţa” and another that “says that here, in this monastery, the mythological poet ended his life Greek Orpheus ”.
Tourists arriving here can also visit an impressive gorge within the "Tipova" landscape reservation, an exclusively pedestrian route.
4. Soroca Fortress
It is located in the middle of Soroca, about 160km north of Chisinau, and is the business card of the city of the same name.
It is the right place if you want to feel the atmosphere of the medieval era.
Soroca Fortress was built at the crossing of the Dniester on the site of older fortifications and is also known as the meeting place of Moldovan armies under the leadership of the famous statesman Dimitrie Cantemir and Russian armies led by Tsar Peter I during the campaign in Prut against the Turkish soldiers in 1711.
The image of the Soroca Fortress is on the banknote with a face value of 20 lei, issued by the National Bank of Moldova.
5. The lower Prut meadow
The Lower Prut Scientific Reserve is a protected area located in the lower reaches of the Prut River, including Lake Beleu and its surroundings, in the southwest of the Republic of Moldova.
Between the villages of Văleni and Slobozia Mare in Cahul district, Lake Beleu is the ideal place for nature lovers. The lake is home to herds of Pelicans heading for the Danube, Black Gypsies, White Egrets, Gray Herons, and other birds.
During May-July, white and yellow water lilies bloom on Lake Beleu.
Due to the impressive diversity of habitats and life forms that it hosts in a relatively small space, the "Lower Prut" is a true museum of biodiversity.
A natural bank of genes of inestimable value for the universal natural heritage.
6. "Codrii" Natural Reservation
Within this reservation there is a rich "Museum of Nature", located in the hilly center of the Republic of Moldova, on the Plateau of Central Moldova (Straseni district), occupying approx. 40% of the surface of this high plateau.
In the reserve are under protection about 1000 species of plants, 43 species of mammals, 145 species of birds, 7 species of reptiles, 10 species of amphibians, and more than 10 thousand species of insects.
The “Codrii” nature reserve is of significant importance in the protection and multiplication of endangered plant and animal species.
At the same time, the reservation contributes to the conservation of biodiversity characteristic of the Republic of Moldova, thereby improving the quality of the environment.
7. Saharna Monastery
Saharna is a village in the commune of Saharna Nouă in Rezina district, Republic of Moldova, located about 110 km north of Chisinau, on the right bank of the Dniester River, at an altitude of 28 meters above sea level.
The Saharna Monastery, as a whole, is one of the oldest monastic settlements within the Orthodox Church in the Republic of Moldova, composed of two monasteries: one cave (Annunciation) and another terrestrial (Holy Trinity).
The history of the cave monastery is very little known, it is not known the exact date of its foundation and who the founders are.
Saharna forms 22 waterfalls, of which the best known is the "Gypsy Pit" Waterfall with a height of 5 meters.
8. The valley "a hundred mounds"
Hundreds of Mounds is a protected area near the Prut, located in Riscani district, between the villages of Braniște and Avrămeni.
From the name "One hundred mounds" we can conclude that they are 100, but in reality, according to some estimates, their number is much higher (over 3500), each with different heights, 15-30 m.
The valley of the hundred mounds is part of the "Pădurea Domnească" scientific reservation and of the list of protected areas.
Some scientists say that "One Hundred Mounds" ("Centum Monticuli" after Dimitrie Cantemir) is the only place in Europe where they are concentrated in such a large number of submarine reefs of the Mediterranean Sea.
Tertiary water basin, which covered about 20 million years ago the current territory of the Republic of Moldova.
Other scientists believe that the mounds formed due to landslides and collapses.
9. Bechir cave hermitage
Bechir's ravine or "Bechirov Iar" is a geological or paleontological nature monument in Soroca district.
In the steep cliffs of that valley is the Bechir cave hermitage, considered the oldest to date, probably dating from the sixth - eighth century.
It is supposed to be a cave-church, carved into the rock, reminiscent of rock settlements in various parts of the Christian world.
The cave is located at a height of 12-14 meters on vertical, white limestone rock and consists of a small room facing the altar to the north and a small French door-window to the south.
The interior is decorated with constructive elements carved in stone and imitating the interior of an antique wooden church.
10. Tighina Fortress
It is a fortress during the reign of Stephen the Great, located on the banks of the Dniester, in the city of Tighina, 61 km southeast of Chisinau.
The Tighina Fortress (renamed by the Turks Bender) is an architectural ensemble with an irregular quadrilateral plan, surrounded by wide walls, 2.3 - 3 m thick and high, made of limestone and brick, with 10 bastions. for corner artillery and 11 towers and 6 gates, surrounded by a stone ditch.
11. The Soviet bunker from the village of Olișcani
The huge bunkers in the forest of Olişcani village, Soldanesti district, are among the most enigmatic constructions on the territory of the Republic of Moldova.
The two casemates, 32 meters in diameter and more than 60 meters deep, were part of a secret Soviet military objective.
The construction system so ingenious suggests that this military unit in the heart of the forest from Olișcani had a special destination, rather a command post of the General Staff.
12. The cave from Duruitoarea Veche
Duruitoarea Veche Cave is known as an ancient settlement from the Stone Age. It consists of three rooms with a total length of 49 m, a width of 5-9 m and is located above the village of Duruitoarea (Riscani district), at a height of 33 meters.
Here were discovered animal remains, fragments of tools but also traces of primitive man 250-300 thousand years ago.
Near the cave, is the Duruitoarea Gorge, a geological or paleontological nature monument.
The rocky massif with the strange colossi, part of the Prut towers, creates a prehistoric atmosphere in this deep gorge, which seems to have been preserved for millennia.
13. Cinderella Cave
"Cinderella" or "Emil Racoviță" Cave is the largest cave in the Republic of Moldova, also recognized as the third-longest gypsum cave in Europe.
The cave is located in the Eastern European region, in the village of Criva, where the borders of three states intersect: Ukraine, the Republic of Moldova, and Romania.
In the karst caves, there are over 20 lakes, of which the largest are: Dacian Lake, Green Lake, A mouth of water, Blue Lake, Dinosaur Lake, Nautilus Lake, named after the culture, imagination, and passions of speleologists.
Most of the rooms have a vaulted ceiling in Gothic style, with a height of about 11 meters. The width of the tunnels is 30-40m, and the length varies between 60 to 100m.
There are several water fountains in the galleries. Most ceilings and walls resemble mosaic, due to the formations that result from the process of crystallization of gypsum.
14. Fetești Nature Reserve
220 kilometers from Chisinau and 20 km from Edinet, in the Draghiștei Valley, far from the eyes of the world, hides the village of Fetești, which wears with dignity and delicacy a chain of ancient rocks.
The Fetești landscape reservation is a protected area, with an area of 555 ha, which stretches near the Prut, along the steep banks of the small river Draghiște.
The vegetation of the reserve is very rich and diverse, in total there are about 160 species of plants, of which 15 species are represented by trees and shrubs.
15. The mansion of Zamfirache Ralli
Zamfirache Ralli's mansion is a former aristocratic residence from the early nineteenth century, built by the wealthy Greek boyar Zamfirache Ralli, located in Straseni district, Dolna village (67 km away from Chisinau).
The place became especially famous due to the fact that it was often visited by the well-known Russian poet Alexander Pushkin, exiled between 1821 and 1823 in Chisinau.
After the First World War, the mansion remained in the village. There was a library here, then the music school, only in the '70s the museum opened, with small modifications.
The museum has 2 levels, the rooms upstairs are open to the public, 15 in number.
16. Serpeni Memorial Complex
The memorial complex was erected on the right bank of the Dniester, about 40 km east of Chisinau, in memory of Soviet soldiers who fell during the Iasi-Chisinau operation in 1944.
A trip to this place evokes history and nature alike.
17. Buteşti Reef
The Butești Reef, are a geological or paleontological nature monument in the Glodeni district.
The protected area is located southeast of the village of Butești.
The largest rock cave, which is actually the largest in Moldova, forms a concretion in the shape of a stone waterfall, which from a distance resembles an elephant lying on the grass.
It is this elephant that brought fame to the rock, which is full of myths and stories.
Remains of prehistoric man have been found in the cave of the "elephant", in these places being discovered several objects from the time of the Cututeni Civilization (6th millennium BC).
18. Valea Trandafirilor Park in Chisinau
Chisinau is a green city, full of parks and wide streets, flanked by tall trees.
One of the famous parks in the city is the Valley of Roses located in the Botanica sector, which covers an area of 145 hectares of which 9 hectares of water.
Inside the park, there are restaurants, beaches, children's playgrounds, and sports fields.
At the edge of the park, near Trandafirilor Street, there is the Chernobyl Victims Memorial and an amusement park, the only one in Chisinau where a Ferris wheel operates.
A symbol of the park is the Bridge of Lovers, the meeting place for couples in Chisinau.
19. Țaul Park
Approximately 200 km from Chisinau, to the north, in the center of Ţaul village in Donduşeni district, is the largest park in Moldova.
It was created in the early twentieth century, around the mansion of the Pommer family. The park is one of the most successful creations of the well-known landscape architect I. Vladislavskii-Podalko.
Among the parks of the Republic of Moldova, Țaul Park has the most species of conifers and deciduous trees of foreign origin, about 150 species.
The park is conventionally divided at the top, where the village of the boyar Pommer was located, but also a whole network, dense with alleys with various floral arrangements and the bottom, which is more reminiscent of the forest, consisting of various groups of trees, features for different geographical areas.
Being the largest in Moldova, the park from Tăul has an imposing multitude of alleys, paths, and trails, whose length reaches more than 12.5 km.
20. Vodă lui Vodă
The picturesque valley of the Dniester River, the forest-park, and the beaches on the bank of the Dniester contributed to the transformation of the area adjacent to Vadul lui Voda, located 23 km east of Chisinau, instead of rest and leisure.
Vodă lui Vodă has become a beloved place of relaxation, not only for the inhabitants of the city but also for many guests who come from the republic and abroad.
21.Uvaliu's palace from Căzănești village
Căzănești is a village in Telenesti district. In this locality were preserved the remains of the water tower, which was part of the Mansion Palace in the late nineteenth - early twentieth century. Unfortunately, this is all that is left of the huge palace, built by the boyar Ștefan Uvaliu. It is worth noting that this place has an incredibly beautiful nature, accompanied by vibrant landscapes. Therefore, you will surely find a place to walk and spend a beautiful and relaxing time, away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
The monastery is located 140 km from Chisinau, in the village of Rudi, Soroca district. It was founded in 1777, on the territory of the estates belonging to the brothers Andronache and Theodore Rud, with the financial support of the merchant Danciul din Podolia. The church was built keeping the traditions of the old Moldovan architecture. Now the monastery is surrounded by a picturesque forest and a gorge.
Blue Lake is located on the edge of Naslavcea village, Ocnita district. There was once a clay flooded quarry, and over time the place turned into an impressive, turquoise lake with a graphite beach. Why go to Croatia if we have such beauty here ?!
24.Wind Mill from Beșalma village
For more than a century and a half, on a hill on the edge of the village of Beșalma (Gagauzia) there is a windmill, which we can only see in the old books. The building is still functional, and the locals sometimes use it.
25.The weather station from Cornești
In the village of Cornești, Ungheni district, there is an unusual ball, with a diameter of about 18 meters. At the moment, it is not used in any way, but it is assumed that during the USSR it was designed to integrate inside it a space tracking equipment. Be sure to go inside to feel its acoustics and feel its unusual atmosphere.
The monastery is built on a rocky slope, on the surface of which stretches a dense and green forest. Miraculously, on the top of the cliff stands a church, built in the seventeenth century, and to reach it you have to cross a bridge suspended by all its beauty. It was from this steel church that the monastery was created. According to legend, the founder of the Japca monastery was the monk Ezekiel, who was traveling through Bessarabia at that time. Due to the invasion of the Tartars, the locals could not afford to build a church, and the monk offered to build a monastery right on the rock.
27.Stroievskaia's chapel from Stolniceni village
The chapel is built in the village of Stolniceni, Edinet district. Nearby, next to the village hospital, there is an incredibly beautiful park, founded in 1910 by the landlady Stroievskaia. Once upon a time, there was a lake there, of which only a small pond remained. Not far from the park and the hospital, Mrs. Stroievskaia built a chapel that we also visited. Even if more than a hundred years have passed since the construction, it has been perfectly preserved, so you will have the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the architecture, but also the beautiful surrounding landscape.
28.Hora sculpture located in Bravici village
And now, as for dessert, we present one of the most beautiful Moldavian sculptures, which can be found in the north of the country - "Hora". The sculpture is located in Bravici village, Călărași district. According to the author - Nicolae Vieru - it symbolizes the Moldovan people as a nation, united for the highest goals.
29. Manuc Bei's mansion
Manuc Bei's mansion is an architectural monument registered in the Register of cultural monuments of the Republic of Moldova. It consists of several buildings: the Palace, the Old Man's House, the Stable, the Kitchen, however the only preserved building is the Hunting Castle (Mansion), unique in its kind, where a museum is arranged. The oldest objects are some religious books from the early nineteenth century. The mansion is located in the city of Hincesti.
30. Căpriana Monastery
One of the most beautiful monasteries in the Republic of Moldova, the Căpriana monastery, is located 40 kilometers from Chisinau, in the area of the old forests of Lăpuşna. It is the oldest monastery between the Prut and the Dniester, documented at the beginning of the 15th century, during the reign of the voivode Alexander the Good. The church of the Căpriana monastery is the only one in the Republic of Moldova that preserves the classic plan of the churches built in the medieval Moldavian style.
With this column of posts, we want to show you that our country is wonderful, with a complex history, interesting places, beautiful nature, and enormous potential.
The coronavirus spreads and continuously affects everyone, no matter where, on plane or ground. The virus resulted a new record for the world's longest commercial flight in distance, after an Air Tahiti Nui plane was forced to fly from French Polynesia to France in an epic, nonstop, 16-hour trip across 9,765-miles.
On March 14, Air Tahiti Nui flight TN064 from Tahiti to Paris became the longest recorded scheduled passenger flight by distance, The Independent reports. It took it flight from Papeete at 3 a.m., on the local time, on Saturday and touched the ground at Charles De Gaulle airport in Paris at 6:30 a.m. local time on Sunday, according to the New York Post.
Though the flight there is a stop in Los Angeles to pick up passengers and refuel, but not this time, due to imposed bans, it was prohibited for the planes that have at the board foreign nations that have been to Europe, to enter the U.S.
From start to finish, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner reportedly spent about 15 hours and 45 minutes flying.
Though the Saturday flight happend because of the current travel ban, it beaten the distance record for a 9,534-mile passenger flight between Singapore and Newark, established by Singapore Airlines.
What are the top 10 longest flights?
- Singapore Airlines: Newark (EWR) to Singapore (SIN): 9,521 miles; 18 hours, 45 minutes
- Qatar Airways: Auckland (AKL) to Doha (DOH): 9,032 miles; 17 hours, 40 minutes
- Qantas: Perth (PER) to London Heathrow (LHR): 9,010 miles; 17 hours, 20 minutes
- Emirates: Auckland (AKL) to Dubai (DXB): 8,824 miles; 17 hours, 20 minutes
- United Airlines (until October 27) and Singapore Airlines (starting November 2): Los Angeles (LAX) to Singapore (SIN): 8,770 miles; 17 hours, 15-50 minutes
- United Airlines: Houston (IAH) to Sydney (SYD): 8,596 miles; 17 hours, 20 minutes
- Qantas: Dallas-Ft. Worth (DFW) to Sydney (SYD): 8,578 miles; 17 hours, 15 minutes
- United Airlines and Singapore Airlines: San Francisco (SFO) to Singapore (SIN): 8,446 miles; 16 hours, 35-40 minutes
- Delta Air Lines: Johannesburg (JNB) to Atlanta (ATL): 8,439 miles; 16 hours, 27 minutes
- Etihad: Abu Dhabi (AUH) to Los Angeles (LAX): 8,390 miles; 16 hours, 30 minutes