Coronavirus: National MP Chris Bishop going into self-isolation

National Party MP Chris Bishop is going into self-isolation following a recent trip to Australia.

He travelled to Australia on Friday morning and returned to New Zealand on Saturday evening.

He says Healthline advised him that although there's no legal obligation for him to self-isolate for 14 days, they would prefer that he did.

"After I returned home last night I have confined myself to our house in Petone. I have no symptoms and am feeling totally fine," Bishop wrote in a Facebook post.

"My number one priority is serving the people of the Hutt Valley, it will just have to be in a different way for the next two weeks."

Any meetings he had over the next fortnight will now either be done over the phone or they'll be rescheduled.

He's "disappointed" he'll no longer be able to attend community events including the Korokoro School gala and the Eastbourne Cricket Club anniversary match.

For other community events, he says there are some cases where they can be rescheduled or other MPs can step in for him.

He still plans to take his dog Ladyhawke for walks, which he has been advised is "fine" to do.

Bishop isn't the first MP to self-isolate. Green Party MP Chlöe Swarbrick announced on Sunday she will also be entering self-isolation following a trip to Australia.

"I have been overseas and as such will be following the protocols outlined by the Prime Minister," Swarbrick said on Sunday.

"These protocols were designed to keep everyone healthy. I do not have any symptoms, but I am registering my whereabouts with the Ministry of Health and will be following advice."