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Mr Macron meant "start" but actually said "stop", aides say.
Emmanuel Macron had meant to say that British people would not need visas in such circumstances.
The confusion came as Mr Macron was speaking to the media in English at the end of an EU summit in Brussels.
UK citizens currently enjoy visa-free travel in the EU, but that could change with Brexit. The UK is set to leave the 28-nation bloc on 29 March 2019.
His team now say it was a case of a "second language" slip-up, and that President Macron meant to say "we will not start visas for British people".
Brexit: France's Macron makes English faux pas over visas