In order to operate a pharmacy in the Republic of Cyprus, one needs to register the pharmacy with the Pharmacy Board, which operates in accordance with the Pharmacy and Poisons Law (Cap. 254), Article 3.
Every natural or legal person is eligible to register the pharmacy, provided that the Pharmacy Board is satisfied that the following criteria are met:
- the applicant is a registered pharmacist in the Republic of Cyprus (in case of natural person) or;
- the company is under the management and control of a registered pharmacist who owns at least 51% of the company΄s shares (in the case of a legal entity);
- The pharmacy must be housed in an independent shop which complies with the provisions of the Streets and Buildings Law and not connected with an internal door or by any manner or means, or have optical contact with adjoining store or business or other premises which is not a pharmacy pursuant to the Standards, Establishment and Operation pharmacy Regulations, Regulatory Administrative Acts 281/2000.
Obligations & Supervision
Registered Pharmacies are obliged to comply with the provisions of the relevant Law and Regulations, as periodically as periodically amended.