Ghana will from Tuesday, March 17 not allow any traveller from countries that have recorded at least 200 cases of coronavirus.
This is part of measures taken to halt the spread of the virus.
So far, Ghana has confirmed six cases of the disease with no deaths recorded.
All of Ghana’s cases were imported.
“All travel to Ghana is strongly discouraged until further notice,” a travel advisory issued by the Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, said.
The ban on visits to Ghana does not, however, affect Ghanaian citizens and persons with Ghana residence permits.
But those who have visited any of the coronavirus-hit countries in the last 14 days will undergo a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine.
“Guidelines for self-quarantine will be available at various at the various Ghanaian ports of entry,” the advisory noted.
Those who do not self-quarantine satisfactorily will “be quarantined by the state”.
Ghana-bound airlines have been instructed not to allow persons from coronavirus-hit countries to embark.