A plane returning hundreds of stranded Australians is the first time Canberra Airport has welcomed a flight from Nepal.
The Nepal Airlines flight from Kathmandu brought 300 Australians from the Nepalese capital to undertake mandatory 14-day self-isolation in two ACT hotels.
The repatriation flight was one of several arriving in Australia from Nepal.
The plane touched down at Canberra Airport just after 11am on Tuesday, met with Australian Federal Police, Border Force and health officials in hi-vis vests, face masks and gloves.
There was a large police presence directing morning joggers away from the outside entry to the arrival terminal which was closed off.
Health screening was stringent as passengers completed checks for symptoms before departing Kathmandu and further tests on arrival in Canberra.
It took two hours for the 300 people to disembark and complete the testing before they were then ferried onto three buses to spend the next two weeks in isolation in Canberra hotels.
On the eleventh day of quarantine all passengers will be able to undergo voluntary testing for COVID-19 regardless of whether they have symptoms.
Passengers will be monitored by health officials during quarantine.
This is the second repatriation flight to touch down in Canberra, after a flight from New Delhi, India brought 207 Australians home on May 15.
Chief Minister Andrew Barr said the cost of repatriating the tens of thousands of Australians who have returned home during the pandemic, will be shared between the states and territories.
The cost will be calculated on a per capita basis based on the total number of returning travellers which will be attributed based on the amount of residents of each state or territory.
"Canberrans have been brought back into Australia through other cities through this national program," he said.